Travellers camp in ‘Queen’s front garden’ as group descend on Windsors Long Walk – The Mirror

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A group of travellers have set up camp outside Windsor Castle – directly in view of the Queen’s private quarters.

The group parked a number of cars and vans and around 30 mobile homes on Windsor’s Long Walk.

Throughout the pandemic, the Queen has been isolating at Windsor Castle, along with Prince Philip before his sad passing.

It is believed her main living quarters in the castle look out onto the camp where some travellers appeared to be drying laundry over open car doors parked on the perfectly-manicured lawns.

Officials have launched attempts to move the group on.

Images from the scene show police, council representatives and park wardens in discussions with the travellers.

Security guards were also said to be patrolling the area around the mobile homes and cars.

Police vehicles on the Long Walk in Windsor where a group of travellers have set up camp
Police vehicles on the Long Walk in Windsor where a group of travellers have set up camp
(Image: © Jim Bennett /Kelvin Bruce)

The parking of vehicles is ‘prohibited’ in their chosen area, with signs indicating so near to where the caravans have been positioned blocking the Long Walk.

Witnesses described being ‘absolutely stunned’ at how they had managed to park so many vehicles on the 2.6mile walk connecting Windsor Castle with Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park.

Earlier in the day, a group of travellers were seen parked in West London, reports MailOnline.

Caravans parked directly outside the main entrance to Windsor Castle
Caravans parked directly outside the main entrance to Windsor Castle
(Image: © Jim Bennett /Kelvin Bruce)

Richmond Council officials were reportedly seeking a court order for their eviction from Kew Green- where they arrived five days ago on with around 12 caravans and other vehicles.

Footage from the scene showed drivers performing ‘doughnut’ hand brake turns on the park lawn.

Some residents living nearby said they felt intimidated by the group’s arrival.

Local resident Jane Walker, 45, said she would normally take her three-year-old son to Kew Green to play but had decided not to.

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She said: “I don’t want to be that person, but I’m too worried about going on there at the moment with the older teenagers hanging around.

“I’d normally take my son over to the green and maybe kick a ball about it but I’ve stayed at home today instead. The travellers have kind of taken over the community space. I hope they aren’t going to be there much longer.”

 

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