The Queen gave a speech to the nation about the coronavirus from Windsor Castle.
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  • You can take a free virtual tour of Windsor Castle, the Queen's Easter residence where she is spending her 94th birthday on April 21.
  • The Queen's usual birthday plans, including the Trooping the Colour parade and the traditional gun salutes, have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • However, fans can still feel as though they are celebrating with the Queen and Prince Philip at the royal residence where they are self-isolating.
  • The tour shows a panoramic view of the castle's Waterloo Chamber, Crimson Drawing Room, and St George's Hall - all of which are usually included in the £23.50 (R447) admission price when visiting the castle.
  • Insider has gathered the best images and facts included in the tour, which you can watch now on Windsor Castle's Website.
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Windsor Castle has been a royal residence for more than 900 years and is currently the largest occupied castle in the world. The virtual tour starts with the castle's Waterloo Chamber.

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The room is mainly used for private investitures, however, it is available for members of the public to view when they visit the castle.

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It's filled with paintings of historical figures and nobility by artist Sir Thomas Lawrence, including the portraits of the Duke of Wellington, Pope Pius VII, and Charles, Archduke of Austria.

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Next up is the Crimson Drawing Room, a room used by the Queen to host private events. Like the Waterloo Chamber, this room is also available to the public for part of the year.

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The drawing room appeals to visitors with its striking red decor and its stunning view of the nearby Berkshire countryside.

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The room was refurbished after being devastated by a fire in 1992.

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The final room on the tour is St George's Hall, where Her Majesty hosts state banquets for international visitors.

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The dining items on the table were created for George IV in 1806, however, they have never been replaced and are still used to this day by our current monarch.

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Source: Windsor Castle

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