The royal family almost lost Queen Elizabeth’s childhood abode, the Windsor Castle, after a massive fire turned it to ashes.
Most parts of the castle were completely destroyed when the incident occurred in 1992.
As many as 115 rooms, including nine State Rooms were abolished as a result of the fire. This left the royals ‘devastated’.
Rescue teams and firefighters arrived shortly after but it took everyone 15 hours to douse the blaze.
Prince Andrew was the only royal staying in the castle at the time and he managed to escape unhurt.
The fire caused royal family a severe financial blow, estimated to be around £36.5 million.
Talking about the same, royal expert Piers Brendon spoke during documentary Inside the Crown: Secrets of the Royals, “You could see it in her face,” adding, “You don’t often see that depressed look on her features.”
Ex-royal correspondent Wesley Kerr added, “What a terrible blow that must have been for the Queen. She must have thought I am a custodian of this place and I failed in my duties.”