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1992 Windsor Castle fire

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The Devastating Fire That Left Windsor Castle in Shambles

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How a Fire Opened Buckingham Palace Up to the Public

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Notre Dame Cathedral joins other icons destroyed by fire

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Channel 4 - News Report - Windsor Castle Fire - 20th November 1992

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Prince Andrew talking after the Windsor fire

On 20 November 1992, a fire broke out in Windsor Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the world and one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II. The castle suffered extensive damage in the fire and was fully repaired within the next few years at a cost of £36.5 million, in a project led by the conservation architects Donald Insall Associates. It led to the Queen paying tax on her income, and to Buckingham Palace, the Queen's other official residence, being opened to the public to help pay for the restoration work.