Windsor Castle Haunted: Strange Ghost Appears in Residence Before Queen or King Dies
Just in time for Halloween! Windsor Castle's ghost stories have been put under the spotlight recently, including the horrifying story about the ghost that appears before a Queen or King dies inside the residence.
Among the royal residences, Windsor Castle reportedly remains the most haunted place due to several ghosts and spirits stories that royal family members and staff have been experiencing in the past decades. In fact, even Queen Elizabeth II herself had several ghostly encounters.
Several news outlets, including My London , listed all the infamous experiences people faced inside the castle.
Some insisted that one ghost even showed up before the deaths of the monarchs.
Stories about Herne the Hunter's sightings started as the legend of a keeper in Windsor during King Richard II's reign emerged. The staff had animal antlers attached to his head after sustaining hunter injury.
The king acknowledged his bravery, but other huntsmen grew jealous of him that they accused him of using black magic and committing theft. The following day, he was found dead.
Windsor Castle was built in the 11 th century, becoming the largest and longest-occupied castle in Europe. With that, it is not surprising that the Queen herself experienced those sightings, as well.
Queen Elizabeth II's Ghost Experiences
Aside from Herne the Hunter, over 25 ghosts reportedly appeared to the late Queen in recent decades.
Currently, it serves as the final resting place of the previous monarchs, including King Edward IV, King Henry VIII, King Charles I, King George III, King George IV, King William IV, King Edward VII, King George V, and King George VI.
Per HouseBeautiful , Queen Elizabeth II and her sister, Princess Margaret, saw Queen Elizabeth I's ghost roaming around the library.
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Witnesses also spotted King George III in Windsor Castle as he peers from the window of one of its rooms. King Henry VIII also drags his leg, creating horrifying sounds as he moves inside the castle.
Even the ghost of the late king's second wife, Anne Boleyn, is seen as the beheaded woman who stands by a window and weeps.
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When you think of the royal family's palaces , you imagine some of the most esteemed and grandiose residencies in the world. However, several of these century-old estates have bore witness to murders, manic episodes, and lots and lots of controversy. According to Visit Britain , these five royal residencies are allegedly haunted.
As many as 25 ghosts have been reported at Windsor Castle. In particular, Queen Elizabeth II and her sister Margaret, claimed to have seen the ghost of Elizabeth I. Typically spotted in the library, the ghost of Elizabeth I likes to pace around the room, oblivious to her loud footsteps across the creaky floorboards, before appearing.
The ghost of George III has also been spotted in Windsor castle. He has been seen in the room below the library, where he was confined during his several periods of madness.
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The ghost of Henry VIII has also been said to mope the castle. His ulcerated leg distinguishes him from the other apparitions and thuds across the floor as he walks.
Outside, the ghost of Herne has been reportedly seen in Windsor Great Park. He was a huntsman for King Richard III. Legend has it that those who encounter him are struck by misfortune.
Buckingham Palace , the Queen's official workplace and London residency, is said to be haunted by by the ghost of an enchained monk in a brown cowl. It is believed that this monk died in a punishment cell years ago when a monastery existed on the grounds.
The ghost of Major John Gwynne, who served as King Edward VII's private secretary, has also been seen in the first floor office. It was in this office that Gwynne took his own life via a bullet to the head after he and his wife divorced.
The ghost of John Brown has been seen lurking around Balmoral Castle, often wearing a kilt. Brown was a servant to Queen Victoria. Stories suggest that the pair had fallen in love; however, these rumors have not been confirmed.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly known as Holyrood Palace, was the setting of murder in 1566. Mary, Queen of Scots was said to be having an affair with a man named David Rizzio. When her husband Lord Darnley found out about it, he ordered that Rizzio be murdered.
The murder took place in the dining room, while Mary, who was seven months pregnant, watched. Currently, blood stains are said to randomly appear. Also, Lord Darnley has been said to lurk around the palace. He was later killed after an explosion in the home. Rumor has it that Mary had arranged this in order to seek revenge for the death of Rizzio.
No particular ghosts have been identified at Sandringham House per se; however, strange occurrences have been reported. In the 1980s, Prince Charles reported feeling unexplained sudden blasts of cold air. Other accounts noted books were seen flying off shelves, as well as clock hands moving all by themselves. Other reports detailed Christmas cards flying around the room, blankets were being pulled off beds, and lights going on and off by themselves.
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Ghostly story behind the Queen and Prince Philip's home revealed
Her majesty and the duke of edinburgh's house at windsor castle is said to be haunted.
The Queen and Prince Philip 's home at Windsor Castle is said to be the most haunted of all of Her Majesty's royal residences .
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It is believed that ghosts have been sighted several times, including the Queen's mother, Queen Elizabeth I , King George III and Henry VIII.
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According to Visit Britain, Queen Elizabeth I is most often seen in the library, where her "footsteps can be heard on the bare floorboards, before her striking presence appears". In the Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland , author Richard Jones also recalls the story of a guard at the castle seeing Queen Elizabeth I's ghost in the outer room of the library.
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Both Queen Elizabeth II, and her late sister Princess Margaret reportedly claim to have seen their mother's ghost, too.
It would make sense that Queen Elizabeth I's ghost was allegedly sighted at the home in Windsor. Much like the current monarch, she used the property as a second home (the Queen's main base is Buckingham Palace in London) and is believed to have enjoyed spending time there.
The Queen Mother's ghost is said to have been seen at Windsor Castle
King George III is also said to live on as a ghost at Windsor Castle. Several witnesses have come forward to claim that they have seen him at the home, while BBC Berkshire reported that he "is seen peering from the window in the room where he was often detained". There have also been reports of seeing him in one of the bedrooms.
Henry VIII, meanwhile, "haunts the deanery cloisters, where his groans and dragging footsteps are heard".
Overall, Windsor Castle is said to house as many as 25 ghost sightings. It is also the largest of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's homes, with a total of 1,000 rooms.
The Queen and Prince Philip isolated at the property during the coronavirus pandemic, but have since left for various other residences including the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, and the Queen's primary home, Buckingham Palace in London.
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Sarah ferguson believes queen elizabeth’s ghost is spooking her corgis.
The ghost of Queen Elizabeth II makes her corgis bark, according to Sarah Ferguson.
The Duchess of York adopted the dogs, named Sandy and Muick, following the monarch’s death in September.
In an interview with People published Wednesday , Ferguson suggested the “national icons” and “total joys” could sense the spirit of their late owner.
“And I always think that when they bark at nothing, and there’s no squirrels in sight, I believe it’s because the queen is passing by,” the romance novelist said during promotion for her new historical fiction book, “A Most Intriguing Lady.”
The animals were a gift to the queen from Ferguson and her ex-husband, Prince Andrew. Ferguson has staunchly defended Andrew as “a good man” amid the controversy over his friendship with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The couple divorced in 1996 ,but still live together at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, where she continues to walk the late monarch’s dogs.
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It's no secret that the most ancient buildings in and around London are the ones considered to be the most haunted. As a result, it's perhaps no surprise that the Queen's residence at Windsor Castle is believed to be haunted by a number of former royals, and Her Majesty even reportedly saw one with her own eyes.
According to travel site Visit Britain, the Queen and Princess Margaret claimed to have seen the ghost of Elizabeth I back in the day. Typically spotted in the library, the ghost of Elizabeth I is thought to pace around the room in heeled shoes, and her footsteps are said to be heard before she appears.
Elsewhere, in the Haunted Castles of Britain and Ireland, writer Richard Jones also tells the story of a guard seeing Queen Elizabeth I's ghost in the outer room of the library. The ghost of George III has also been spotted in another room below the library, where he was confined during his various period of so-called "madness".
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King George III is also said to live on as a ghost at Windsor Castle. Several witnesses have come forward to claim that they have seen him at the home. BBC Berkshire reported that he "is seen peering from the window in the room where he was often detained". There have also been reports of seeing him in one of the bedrooms.
If that wasn't enough, Henry VIII has also allegedly been seen on the battlements of the castle before he disappears through a wall. Charmingly, Henry has also been seen in the cloisters - some of the walks within the castle - dragging the same ulcerated leg that eventually killed him. His wife Anne Boleyn, who was beheaded, has also been seen at a window in the castle weeping, reports say.
Other ghosts included George Villiers, the "loathed" 1st Duke of Buckingham and an "unidentified royalist prisoner" seen, unsurprisingly, in the prison room of the Norman tower. According to Historic Royal Palaces, Hampton Court has reportedly been the site of multiple ghost sightings, including two of the wives of Henry VIII.
Jane Seymour, who died inside the palace after giving birth in 1537, is said to appear on her son's birthday, according to Historic Royal Palaces, a charity that manages Hampton Court. Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is also said to haunt the palace, who was accused of adultery and treason, and she was arrested at Hampton Court.
She managed to escape the guards and ran through a hall, screaming for the king to be compassionate, but she was arrested again and executed at the Tower of London. Visitors have reported hearing her screams in the hall, which is now known as the Haunted Gallery.
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Princess Diana’s Ghost Reportedly Visits Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth in Season 6 of Netflix’s ‘The Crown’
Season 6 of Netflix’s The Crown is set to drop in mid-November, with reports claiming Princess Diana will appear as a ghost to then-Prince Charles and his mother, Queen Elizabeth. This season, the series says goodbye to the late Princess of Wales, but sources claim Diana’s spirit stays around to help her ex-husband and the queen transition into life without her.
Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ says goodbye to Princess Diana in season 6
The Crown will wrap up six seasons of royal family storylines by saying goodbye to Princess Diana. Her death will not be shown, but the events leading up to the car crash that took her life will be depicted.
However, The Daily Mail reports that Diana’s presence will continue to loom over the royal family in imagined scenes where she appears to both then-Prince Charles and his mother, Queen Elizabeth. The outlet reports that while Diana’s spirit does not remain integral to the storyline, her guidance helps her ex-husband and mother-in-law.
Reportedly, a Netflix source told The Daily Mail that Diana first appears in a scene with Charles shortly after being pronounced dead at a Paris hospital. Diana’s alleged dialogue seems to intend to give her husband closure.
She reportedly tells Charles, “Thank you for how you were in the hospital. So raw, broken – and handsome. I’ll take that with me. You know I loved you so much. So deeply, so painfully, too. That’s over now. It will be easier for everyone with me gone.”
Diana reportedly appeared to Queen Elizabeth in an imagined speech before the monarch returned to London from Balmoral to grieve with the British public. The Daily Mail claims Diana tells the queen, “I know it must be terrifying. As long as anyone can remember, you’ve taught us what it means to be British. Maybe it’s time to show you’re ready to learn, too.”
‘The Crown’ season 6 will be two parts
Season 6 of The Crown has been broken up into two parts. The first four installments will focus on the royal family’s changing dynamic leading up to the death of Princess Diana in 1997 at the age of 36 and will follow the relationship between Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.
Four weeks later, Part 2 will drop, and the series will end with its last six episodes, spanning 2005. The Crown imagines Prince William settling at Eton after his mother’s death. Queen Elizabeth also faces the marriage of her son Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles and the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Elizabeth Debicki returns as Princess Diana, Dominic West is King Charles, and Jonathan Pryce portrays Prince Philip. Lesley Manville plays Princess Margaret, and Imelda Staunton stars as Queen Elizabeth .
Also, Salim Daw and Khalid Abdalla are back as Mohamed Al Fayed and Dodi Fayed, and Rufus Kampa and Fflyn Edwards make their debuts as a young Prince William and Prince Harry.
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The newest trailer for season 6 of The Crown features the many women who portrayed Queen Elizabeth throughout the Netflix series. Each plays a specific role in telling the monarch’s story and the conflicts she experienced throughout her reign.
A camera pans a sitting room as a clock ticks. The voices of Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, and Imelda Staunton are heard as the video progresses. All three actors portrayed the monarch throughout different stages of her life.
“The crown is a symbol of permeance. It’s something you are, not what you do,” Foy says. She was the first actor to play Queen Elizabeth in seasons 1 and 2 of The Crown .
“Some portion of our natural selves is always lost. We have all made sacrifices. It is not a choice. It is a duty,” Colman continues. She played the sovereign in seasons 3 and 4.
The clip then cuts to Staunton, ready to meet her subjects on a palace balcony. The actor, who played the monarch in seasons 5 and 6, says, “But what about the life I put aside? The woman I put aside?”
Season 6 of The Crown , part one, airs beginning November 16. Part Two begins December 14.
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Royal Ghosts! Which of the U.K. Castles and Palaces Are Haunted?
With centuries of history behind their walls, it's no surprise that King Charles, Prince William and more shares their castles and palaces with some ghostly residents
Stephanie Petit is a Royals Editor, Writer and Reporter at PEOPLE.
Windsor Castle has made headlines in recent years for hosting royal weddings, but there may have been some spectators who weren't on the exclusive guest lists. The royal residence is said to be haunted by many ghosts , including King Henry VIII, King George III and even a young Grenadier Guard who shot himself on the Long Walk. But one spirit said to still be on the ground is very familiar to King Charles: his grandmother — Queen Elizabeth , the Queen Mother — who is said to roam the library in her heels, according to Visit Britain.
The British monarch's London residence has been in the royal family since 1703, but some of its ghosts date back to before that time. An enchained monk is said to haunt the rear terrace, where a monastery once stood.
King Edward VII's private secretary, Major John Gwynne, is also said to have stayed in the royal residence — where he died by shooting himself after divorcing his wife.
One of the most popular ghost stories of Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where the royal family traditionally spend the summer months, is of John Brown . He was the servant and friend of Queen Victoria, with some stories saying they fell in love. Perhaps that's why he's still seen in the corridor wearing his kilt.
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace in London has many spirits, including at least two of Henry VIII's wives. Jane Seymour, his beloved third wife, died at the palace just days after giving birth to a son. It's said a pale figure appears on the Silverstick Stairs, which led to the very room where she died.
Henry's fifth wife, Catherine Howard, was beheaded for adultery in 1542 when she was 19. Her ghost is said to repeat the moment when she was arrested and ran down the hall screaming for mercy.
Kensington Palace has been used as a residence of the British royal family since the 17th century, so naturally it has its fair share of phantom activity . There's Peter the Wild Boy , Queen Victoria's aunt Princess Sophia and Queen Mary II, wife of King William III.
King George II is also said to haunt the London home where Kate Middleton and Prince William used to live. At the time of his death in 1760, he was reportedly waiting for news from his troops during the Seven Years' War. He is said to have died staring out of the window saying, "Why don't they come?" The tale says he's still asking to this day.
Before Meghan Markle and Prince Harry settled in California, they moved to the U.K. countryside. Their home of Frogmore Cottage in Windsor is not far from the Royal Mausoleum, which holds the bodies of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Tower of London
Though not a home, this fortress has housed many famous (and gruesome) royal deaths.
Their most famous ghost is Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn , who was beheaded in 1536 on the Tower Green. Her spirit is said to still stalk the execution site.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The monarch's official residence in Edinburgh, Scotland, was the site of a murder in 1566. Mary, Queen of Scots, had an affair with David Rizzio — and when her husband Lord Darnley found out, he ordered Rizzio be killed with the Queen watching while seven months pregnant.
Lord Darnley also died in the residence from a mysterious explosion, said to have been ordered by Mary in retaliation. Lord Darnley is believed to still haunt his old rooms.
The royal family traditionally spend Christmas at Sandringham, but sometimes poltergeists cause mayhem by sending cards flying, pulling blankets off beds or playing with the lights.
Kate Middleton and Prince William 's country home was already occupied when they moved in...by a saint. Henry Walpole , whose family once owned the Norfolk estate, was tortured and killed at the Tower of London for his Catholicism. He seems to have returned home after death, with his spirit being seen roaming the grounds.
St. James's Palace
Built by Henry VIII in the 1530s, St. James's Palace was home to kings and queens for 300 years. One apparition said to appear there is of royal valet Joseph Sellis , who appears with a slit throat.
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9 royal ghosts that still haunt britain to this day, royal ghosts.
From Elizabeth I to Henry the VIII still hobbling about Windsor Castle, royal ghosts have been making the rounds about Britain for centuries.
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King Henry VIII’s second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, was beheaded by sword in the Tower of London on May 19, 1536 after she was accused by her husband of adultery and incest with her brother. Perhaps innocent of her crimes, Anne’s restless spirit has been rumoured to roam by the Queen’s House, near where she was executed. She has also been spotted at the head of a procession of Casper-like lords and ladies at the Chapel Royal of St. Peter and Vincula. She is buried beneath the Chapel’s altar. Her headless body has also been spotted gliding across the corridors of the Tower. And according to HistoricUK.com, on the anniversary of her death, Anne has made an appearance at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, where she may have been born.
Queen Elizabeth I
Anne Boleyn’s daughter never married and ruled Britain for 44 years and has never really left. The Virgin Queen has been spotted in Windsor Castle floating from the royal library to an inner room. Other members of the royal family have said to have interacted with this most famous monarch’s spirit. Both King George III and King Edward VII, said they saw a woman dressed in a black gown who may have been the Queen. In fact, King George III supposedly spoke to the most royal of ghosts where she told him she was “married to England.” But King George VI, father to Queen Elizabeth II, has them both beat as he has claimed to have seen the Tudor Queen eight nights in a row upon the onset of WWII. Most recently, Steve Wesson, in an investigation with UK Ghost Hunts, visited Strelley Hall, in Strelley, Nottinghamshire and claimed to have captured Queen Elizabeth I hovering in a cellar archway on film. Supposedly she’d slept in Strelley Hall at one time.
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Not be outdone by her executed predecessor and second cousin, Anne Boleyn, Queen Catherine was only a teen when she became King Henry VIII’s wife and only a mere 19 years old when she was killed for the same reason as Anne: Adultery. Although she may have been cheating on her very much older and sickly sugar daddy of a King, and affairs are no stranger to the modern royals as well, it was considered treason. Young Catherine begged to speak with Henry VIII after escaping her apartment in Hampton Court where she’d been imprisoned, only to be dragged back by the guards. She never did get to plead her case to her husband. Perhaps that is why she has been spotted running down the “Haunted Hallway” screaming and crying.
Prince Edward V and Prince Richard, Duke of York
These two young boys were taken to the Tower of London in 1483 because King Richard III did not want his nephews to usurp him as king. Only 12 and 9 years old when they were locked away, no one really knows what became of them, although some believe they were likely killed. Their apparitions can be spotted staring from the windows of the ghostly tower. According to Haunted Places in the World, “the princes have been spotted in the Bloody Tower wearing white nightgowns and holding hands. They never make a sound and can only be seen for a few fleeting moments before they fade into the stonework.”
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King Edward VII’s Secretary
The royal family is no stranger to stories of scandal (even Queen Elizabeth has her share), you need a thick skin to survive – or not. Although it may not seem like a big deal, back during King Edward VII’s reign from 1901 to 1910, his private secretary, Major John Gwynne, caused quite a stir when he divorced his wife. Conscious uncoupling may be a thing today but back in the 1900s divorce was a big no-no. Major Gwynne couldn’t handle the scrutiny and rumours. After being shunned by his upper-crust peers the pressure got to him and he took a bullet to his own head in the first-floor office of Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s official workplace staffers have reported a strange aura in that room and supposedly a single gunshot has been heard coming from it.
Dame Sybil Penn
As nurse and servant to Prince Edward and Queen Elizabeth I, it is likely that Dame Sybil Penn would have been exposed to lots of germs in Britain. In 1562, she succumbed to smallpox and died, but as a faithful servant and caregiver, she continues to visit the Victorian family at Hampton Court Palace – although according to palace officials she didn’t start appearing until the 1800s when Hampton church, where she was buried, was taken down. Since then, she is said to frequently appear among the various rooms within the 16th-century palace. Onthetudortrail.com notes that “after Sybil’s resting place was disturbed, people began hearing the sound of a spinning wheel from behind a wall of the southwest wing of the palace. Upon further investigation, an old chamber was discovered and inside lay an antique spinning wheel.”
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King Edward VIII let his brother take the crown instead of him – for love. Quite the scandal in 1936, his romance with the still married Wallis Simpson from the United States was the reality TV of its time. Ms. Simpson had grand ideas for Windsor Castle and attempted to remove spruce trees planted by her lover’s great-grandparents, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. As the story goes, the trees were never removed as the workers were scared away by the clearly unhappy spirit of Queen Victoria waving her arms and moaning loudly.
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Saint Henry Walpole
Anmer Hall in Norfolk is part of the Queen’s Sandringham estate and was a gift to her grandchildren, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Besides a complete overhaul to bring the house back to its Georgian-era roots, Kate and William were also given its ghostly occupant, Saint Henry Walpole. The Walpole family originally owned the estate, but Henry’s life did not end well. He was tortured at the Tower of London for his Catholic conversion and finally hung in 1595. His spirit is said to haunt the grounds of his old home. According to Express.co.uk, the royal couple didn’t have an issue with sharing their home with a ghost and instead said, “No old home would be complete without its ghost.”
King Henry VIII
Said to be Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite place to live, Windsor Castle must also be the favourite of King Henry VIII as he hasn’t seemed to have left even though he died hundreds of years ago. Many witnesses have spied his spirit wandering amidst the rooms of the castle looking despondent and agitated, specifically, “a large man pacing furiously and shouting loudly.” Since he beheaded two of his wives and had many others executed on his orders, this may be one majestic spirit to avoid.
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Who knew the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II would take this much of a creepy turn?
According to Newsweek , some online commentators are adamant that they heard the ghost of Princess Diana speak during ITV News’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth II s funeral.
The Queen’s funeral took place in London’s Westminster Abbey on Monday at 12:15 BST. The world witnessed roughly 2,000 guests attend the ceremony, where approximately 28 million viewers watched the funeral from the U.K., making it “one of the country’s biggest ever TV events,” the BBC reported .
With the transport of the late monarch’s coffin through central London to the Wellington Arch, it was there the coffin was moved into a state hearse and taken to St. George’s Chapel, where the queen was laid to rest alongside her husband, Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021.
But the moment in question happened during the transport of the late monarch’s coffin when social media commentators believe they heard the late Princess Diana’s voice during the live coverage.
An anonymous social media user, @goulcher , posted the clip to Twitter, writing: “I’m obsessed with this what the hell happened?” The trending video has amassed over 2 million views and thousands of viewers are now spooked.
Per @goulcher’s clip , ITV’s viewers heard a “creepy” voice speak as the state hearse carried the queen’s coffin out of London.
“The death is irreversible,” the voice whispered. “The fact that she’s trapped—” But before the voice could say more, a male commentator cut in.
“As you can see here in London, it is a lovely day,” he said.
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Many pointed out that Princess Diana and the queen had a notably “strained” relationship, so it didn’t take much for Twitter commenters to believe the late princess popped into the broadcast to say her peace.
According to the outlet , Newsweek reached out to ITV News for comment.
Do you believe it could’ve been some sort of human error or was it really the late Princess Diana speaking her mind?
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Not even death can keep the late Queen Elizabeth II from seeing her beloved corgis, according to Sarah Ferguson.
Ferguson, 63, said Elizabeth’s corgis Sandy and Muick “bark at nothing” when they sense the Queen’s spirit is near.
The Duchess of York and her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, 63, inherited the dogs after the monarch died in September.
“They are national icons, so every time they run chasing a squirrel, I panic,” Ferguson told People in a recent profile.
“But they’re total joys, and I always think that when they bark at nothing, and there’s no squirrels in sight, I believe it’s because the Queen is passing by,” the “A Most Intriguing Lady” author shared.
She went on: “They’re with me a lot, and they think I’m very funny.”
The “Young Victoria” producer also reflected on the late Queen’s historic 70-year reign and on the type of person she was.
“She put you at ease straightaway … She knew how to make people feel good. She never took it onboard as about her. It’s about the monarchy, about making someone feel good. She was my total idol,” Fergie remembered her former mother-in-law.
Back in October, Ferguson opened up about life with Sandy and Muick and how grateful she was to take them on.
During the Henley Literary Festival, she described the adoption as a “big honor,” and called the corgis “national treasure[s],” adding they were “taught well.”
She joked: “They all balance out, the carpet moves as I move but I’ve got used to it now.”
Andrew and Fergie also own five Norfolk terriers in addition to the corgis.
The Duke of York appears to have a similarly affectionate relationship with the corgis and was photographed comforting them during his mother’s funeral on Sept. 19. His relationship with the royal family is allegedly more strained. He was stripped of his royal duties in 2019 due to his connection to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and is reportedly “insulted” that his elder brother, King Charles III, is making him move from the Royal Lodge to Frogmore Cottage.
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The Ghosts of Windsor Castle
It is The Queen’s weekend home and is apparently her favourite royal residence. But did you know that Windsor Castle is also the home of many royals from years and centuries gone by. In this piece we explore the ghostly goings on at Windsor Castle and just who haunts the 1000 year old fortress.
King Henry VIII
The ghost of the second Tudor King is said to be Windsor Castle’s most famous haunting. King Henry VIII in his time as monarch, amongst other things, dissolved the monasteries and married six wives, two of whom he had beheaded. The spirit of Henry VIII is said to have been witnessed on a number of occasions wondering the halls and corridors of the Castle. Guests staying at the castle are said to have heard the footsteps of the King and some have even heard his moans and groans coming from the hallway. Those that have encountered the ghost of Henry VIII have described a large anxious, angry man pacing furiously and shouting loudly.
The second wife of King Henry VIII is also one of the most famous hauntings at Windsor Castle. After her arrest in 1536 on charges of treason, adultery and witchcraft Anne Boleyn was beheaded at the Tower of London. It is reported that Anne Boleyn haunts the Dean’s Cloister at Windsor Castle where her ghostly form has been seen peering from a window where she is said to look sad, distressed and sometimes looks as if she is weeping.
Queen Elizabeth I
Good Queen Bess is said to haunt the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, with the sound of her high heels being heard on the bare floorboards before her figure appears and she passes through the library to an inner room. It is said that Elizabeth has a liking for dropping in on her ancestors, with several members of royalty having witnessed the ghost of The Virgin Queen. King George III once claimed to have conversed with a spectral woman, who was dressed in black and claimed to be ‘married to England’. King Edward VII confided in one of his many mistresses about his encounter with a woman dressed in black, who resembled the Tudor Queen. Even our present Queen’s father, King George VI, is said to have observed the ghost of Elizabeth I on eight consecutive nights during the opening days of the Second World War.
King George III
During his reign King George III suffered from several bouts of mental illness and the troubled soul is said to still haunt the royal residence. When the King became ill, he was taken from London and Windsor Castle was used to cloister the monarch. George spent many a dark night confined within the walls of Windsor Castle. The ghost of King George III has been witnessed many times since the Victorian era, peering mournfully through the windows and doors of the Castle.
The queen who gave her name to a whole period of British history is said to haunt Windsor Castle because she was unhappy with the alterations that her great-grandson, King Edward VIII, made to the residence. Though he was a King who was never crowned, Edward quickly set about changing things at Windsor at the request of Wallis Simpson, who wanted spruce trees planted by Victoria and Prince Albert uprooted. The work was hindered by some unexplained phenomena with some workmen in 1936 claiming to see the ghost of Queen Victoria crossing the grounds, waving her arms and moaning loudly.
King Charles I
The ghost of the Stuart king has been seen on numerous occasions in the Library and the Canon’s house. Though the King lost his head during the English Civil War, Charles as a ghost is seen whole.
Whilst the majority of ghostly goings on at Windsor Castle are from past Royal Family members, there are a few ‘normal’ haunted happenings at the residence including a young boy in The Deanery who shouts “I don’t want to go riding today.” The ‘Prison Room’ in the Norman Tower is said to be haunted by a former Royalist prisoner from the Civil War. The Long Walk is said to be haunted by many spirits including that of a Grenadier Guard, who shot himself while on duty there in the 1920s.
So as we come to the end of our spooky season on Royal Central, we wish you a Happy Halloween and after hearing of all these royal, ghostly goings on there is just one thing left to say…. Sleep Tight!
Photo Credits: Robert Moranelli & “ Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Carl Rudolph Sohn, 1883 ” by Carl Rudolph Sohn (1845-1908) – The Royal Collection . Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons & By Follower of Hans Holbein the Younger (philipmould.com) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Most ghosts have some sort of reason for hanging around a place: an unfinished task, a wrong that needs righting, and so on. They are often coherent, and a person can hold a reasonable conversation with them. They can be obsessive, or angry, but they are sane—sane for ghosts, at least.
The exception is the spirits created by the Foefire , who are frozen in time in Ascalon . To these Ascalonian ghosts , it is still the day of the Foefire, Adelbern is still their king, and the charr are still threatening at the gates. When they run into someone still alive, they see that person as charr, or at best an ally of the charr. It does not matter who or what the person really is. It could be Queen Jennah herself, or a sylvari . To them, every person who invades their space is a charr. These Foefire ghosts should not be confused with another group of unrelated, ancient Ascalonian ghosts led by Murakai, Doomlore's Bane who haunt areas in Grothmar Valley near the cursed treasure and artifacts which they are bound to.
There are several varieties of ghosts, such as the enraged and maddened spirits released from bloodstones who are uniquely identifiable by a blue, fiery aura .
At least some ghosts, such as the Foefire ghosts and Mist Wardens , appear to be immune to the corruptive power of dragon energy .  
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