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    Inside Windsor Castle

    S1 E1 Tragedy and Triumph

    The 1990s would be the toughest decade of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, marked by the worst disaster in Windsor Castle's 1,000-year history plus a series of scandals that would rock the Royal Family. Join us as we look at the 1992 fire that ripped through the castle on the day of the Queen's 45th wedding anniversary and the public backlash over who should pay for the restoration. Then see how the Queen responded to the criticism, as well as a string of family scandals and tragedies, to rebuild both the castle and the reputation of the monarchy.

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Windsor: the oldest and largest continually inhabited castle in the world. For millennia, it's been the symbol of Britain's royal dynasties, and for decades it's been the stage for a series of scandals, secrets, and spectacles for Queen Elizabeth II and her family. Join us as we reveal the stories that took place behind this castle's walls, from early beginnings to today. Interviews with former castle insiders show what life was, and is, like for the world's most famous family.
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