Windsor Castle, the queen of the United Kingdom’s grand estate, has opened a new area for public viewing. The public can now visit the Inner Hall, a historic space inside the castle, which has been sealed since 1886. The historic hall has been home to George IV’s grand entrance for guests, until it was sealed and used as a fancy storage space. The entire restoration of the space took two years to complete, as Vogue detailed:
But the space was restored thanks to the Royal Collection Trust. Paint was chipped away to uncover the original ceiling design: the work of the famous Regency-era ornamentalist carver Francis Bernasconi. A view of Windsor Castle’s leafy-lined, two-and-a-half-mile Long Walk—the final stretch of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s fairy-tale carriage ride after their royal wedding—can be seen from the antique windows.
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