Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle became the main royal residence for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, although early in her reign Victoria complained that the castle was boring and tiring, resembling a prison.

An excerpt from the article 36 facts about Windsor Castle

The growth of the British Empire and Queen Victoria's close dynastic ties with Europe made Windsor the center of many diplomatic and state visits.

The queen managed the castle very carefully and was interested in all the details of the castle.

In 1861, Prince Albert died in the Blue Room at Windsor Castle. He was buried in the Royal Mausoleum built at nearby Frogmore, within the royal park.

The prince's rooms were preserved exactly as they were at the time of his death, and Victoria kept the castle in a state of mourning for many years. She was then nicknamed "The Widow of Windsor".