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When a 13-hour fire ripping through Windsor Castle devastated Queen Elizabeth

  • November 22, 2020

The Windsor Castle is said to have been the magnanimous location where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their vows. 

However, in 1992, the royal family received the heartbreaking news of a massive fire erupting inside the palace. 

The fire caused most parts of the castle to be completely ravaged, making the family “devastated.” It is said that  as many as 115 rooms, including nine State Rooms, were completely destroyed.

Although rescue teams and firefighters arrived shortly after, it took everyone 15 hours to douse the blaze. 

Prince Andrew was the only royal staying in the castle at the time and he managed to escape unhurt. 

The fire caused royal family a severe financial blow, estimated to be around  £36.5 million.

All this left the members of the royal family, specifically Queen Elizabeth, reeling in pain for days. 

Talking about the same,  royal expert Piers Brendon spoke during  ITV’s documentary Inside the Crown: Secrets of the Royals, “You could see it in her face,” adding, “You don’t often see that depressed look on her features.”

Ex-royal correspondent Wesley Kerr added, “What a terrible blow that must have been for the Queen. She must have thought I am a custodian of this place and I failed in my duties.”

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