The State rooms at Windsor are truly spectacular. Photos are not allowed so the following are scanned from the guidebook. I had a serious crick in my neck from looking up! You’ll see what I mean…
The Queen’s Ballroom was the principal ballroom in the castle until the completion of the Grand Reception Room and Waterloo Camber in the 1830s. The chandeliers were hung during the reign of Queen Victoria.
At the far end of the hall is the armoured figure of the King’s Campion on horseback. The armour was made for Sir Christopher Hatten in 1585 who later gave it to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester a favorite of Elizabeth I. The ceremony of the Champion riding into the coronation banquet and issuing a challenge for anyone to deny the new monarch was last held in 1821 for the coronation of King George IV.
All of the rooms contain a number of paintings, artwork, tapestries, sculpture and furniture from the 17th – 19th centuries which must be worth a small (or perhaps not so small) fortune! These pictures really do not do the place justice and it is more than worth the price of admission (about $25).
*all information from the guidebook