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w8media NO CREDIT Over 30 caravans and vans pitch up on the long walk within eye sight of the queens private quarters in Windsor Castle. The police and parks guards have come to ask them to move on, but so far they???re not going anywhere.
The travellers were in full view of Windsor Castle, which became the Queen’s main royal residence during the pandemic

A convoy of travellers set up camp outside the Queen’s private quarters at Windsor Castle.

Up to 30 caravans and a number of cars and vans parked on the perfectly manicured Long Walk, in full view of the monarch’s favourite royal residence.

Police and royal officials attempted to move the travellers on last night as pictures showed them surrounding the 2.6-mile track, parking next to signs stating that vehicles are ‘prohibited’.

One onlooker said they were ‘absolutely stunned’ at how they had parked their convoy on the royal estate, which is open to the public from dawn until dusk.

Security guards were patrolled the area before police moved the travellers on.

The Long Walk is a popular tourist attraction that connects Windsor Castle to Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park.


w8media NO CREDIT Over 30 caravans and vans pitch up on the long walk within eye sight of the queens private quarters in Windsor Castle. The police and parks guards have come to ask them to move on, but so far they???re not going anywhere.
Signs on the Long Walk state it is prohibited to park vehicles in the area

w8media NO CREDIT Over 30 caravans and vans pitch up on the long walk within eye sight of the queens private quarters in Windsor Castle. The police and parks guards have come to ask them to move on, but so far they???re not going anywhere.
The Long Walk is a popular destination for tourists

w8media NO CREDIT Over 30 caravans and vans pitch up on the long walk within eye sight of the queens private quarters in Windsor Castle. The police and parks guards have come to ask them to move on, but so far they???re not going anywhere.
The travellers set up shop in full view of the Queen’s royal residence

w8media NO CREDIT Over 30 caravans and vans pitch up on the long walk within eye sight of the queens private quarters in Windsor Castle. The police and parks guards have come to ask them to move on, but so far they???re not going anywhere.
More than 30 caravans pitched up on the perfectly manicured lawns

It is used by royal processions every year, and was lined with thousands of people for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018.

The Queen has isolated at Windsor Castle throughout the pandemic, decamping there from Buckingham Palace at the start of lockdown in March last year.

Her royal household, dubbed HMS Bubble, was reduced for safety reasons to protect Her Majesty and Prince Philip before his sad passing aged 99.

The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest in an intimate funeral on Saturday, April 17.

Due to Covid restrictions, the Queen was seated alone inside St George’s Chapel, and only 30 people were allowed to attend.


w8media NO CREDIT Over 30 caravans and vans pitch up on the long walk within eye sight of the queens private quarters in Windsor Castle. The police and parks guards have come to ask them to move on, but so far they???re not going anywhere.
The convoy was made up of motor homes, cars and vans

w8media NO CREDIT Over 30 caravans and vans pitch up on the long walk within eye sight of the queens private quarters in Windsor Castle. The police and parks guards have come to ask them to move on, but so far they???re not going anywhere.
Police officers stand guard beside the convoy of travellers on the Long Walk

w8media NO CREDIT Over 30 caravans and vans pitch up on the long walk within eye sight of the queens private quarters in Windsor Castle. The police and parks guards have come to ask them to move on, but so far they???re not going anywhere.
It is understood police have managed to move the travellers on

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