Inside Windsor Castle: A Royal Residence Season Finale (Channel 5, Saturday 1 June 2024)

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The season finale of Inside Windsor Castle: A Royal Residence airs on Channel 5 on Saturday, 1 June. This episode marks the conclusion of the first season, offering an exploration of Windsor Castle’s journey into the new millennium and the challenges it faced in the 21st century.

The episode begins by celebrating a significant milestone in the monarchy: Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, marking a fresh start for the Queen and her beloved castle after the tumultuous 1990s. However, the new century also brings unforeseen challenges as Windsor Castle faces an unprecedented threat: the COVID-19 pandemic. The audience will gain insight into Queen Elizabeth’s lockdown routine at the castle and discover how this ancient institution navigated a global health crisis.

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JJ Chalmers meets the Queen’s piper, who maintained the tradition of playing the bagpipes for her majesty every morning at 9 o’clock in the gardens at Windsor. Xand Van Tulleken explores the vocal prowess required to sing for the Queen, receiving tips from one of her former choirboys. Additionally, Raksha Dave uncovers the secrets behind the Queen’s hair salon at Windsor, offering a glimpse into the late monarch’s personal life.

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The episode also reflects on a poignant moment in recent history: 19 September 2022, when Queen Elizabeth II returned to Windsor Castle for the final time, as the world looked on. With the loss of the monarch who lived and loved Windsor Castle the most, the focus now shifts to the future with a new King on the throne. What awaits this historic castle in the years to come?

Inside Windsor Castle: A Royal Residence Season 1 Episode 6 airs Saturday, 1 June 2024, from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Channel 5.

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