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Saturday June 22, 2024

King Charles makes ‘upsetting’ change to 200-year-old tradition

King Charles’ decision is part of the latest series of royal firsts introduced

By Web Desk
May 22, 2024
King Charles makes ‘upsetting’ change to 200-year-old tradition
King Charles makes ‘upsetting’ change to 200-year-old tradition

King Charles broke a 200-year-old tradition at Windsor Castle which seems to have upset many of his neighbours living in Windsor.

Previously, local residents were allowed free admission to historic sites for free, a practice dating back to 1825 continuing up to current day. However, as of June 1st, 2024, there will be a free charged for visits now, per BBC.

The Royal Collection Trust will implement a discounted fee, reducing regular admission by half, for residents with a Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Advantage Card, which offers deals at more than 200 attractions.

While the Windsor Castle is a private residence owned by the royal family, the site remains open to visitors all year round.

Interested people can apply for the card online, which is free for Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead residents.

The decision has had some backlash especially by a parliamentary candidate, Julian Tisi. He told the outlet that as the locals “gladly welcome tourists to their shops and restaurants,” and are “happy to give directions in the street” were returned the favour with visiting at the time of their choosing.

However, a Royal Collection Trust spokesperson noted to Hello! that pricing was reviewed and the updated policy is “in line with other businesses in the borough.”