A group of travellers parked up to 30 caravans and a number of vehicles outside Windsor Castle on Tuesday evening, blocking the Long Walk which is in full view of the Queen’s private quarters.
The vans and motorhomes were parked outside the monarch’s current residence near signs stating that vehicles are “prohibited” from the 2.6 mile track, a popular tourist attraction.
The Long Walk connects Windsor Castle with Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park, and is used by royal carriages every year on the route from the castle to the Ascot races.
Officials attempted to move the travellers on last night, with pictures showing police, council officials and Windsor Park wardens in discussions with the group. It is understood that the group has since dispersed.