Following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Thames Valley Police is preparing for a significant increase in visitors to Windsor to pay their respects. The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have more detailed travel information on their website.
Windsor is a small town and will be exceptionally busy, so we encourage you to plan ahead if you wish to visit. Take a moment to read our Travel Advice and Community Information.
The funeral of Her Majesty will be televised, with public events taking place around the country. For more information about local events in your area please check your local authority’s website.
There are many ways that you can pay your respects from home such as signing the online book of condolence, taking part in a local commemorative event or watching the many commemorative programmes or live footage of ceremonial events from home.
We are aware that some will wish to pay their respects in person and so we are preparing for a significant increase in visitors to Windsor
Thames Valley Police has had the privilege to protect and serve both HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh while in residence at Windsor Castle and in their public engagements.
We have a long and proud history of policing Royal events from the annual Windsor Garter Ceremony to State Visits to Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and more recently the Royal Weddings.
We are working with our partners, local businesses and the wider community to enable those visiting Windsor to pay their respects and to do so safely.
A broad range of visible security measures are already in place, such us the extensive network of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, Close Circuit Television (CCTV) and Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) barriers. There are also many security measures that you can’t see.