Royal ghosts ‘haunting’ Meghan and Harry’s former UK residence, Windsor Castle

Prepare to be royally spooked.

The ghosts of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, and King George III are purportedly creeping around their famed royal residences.

The British Royal Family has a plethora of palaces to their name, with many of them said to be seriously haunted.

While members of the family have been known for ordering beheadings and their wild love affairs, a few of them have also left their legacy in a more supernatural manner.

This Halloween, take a creepy peak at the haunted wings of the family’s famed palaces across the United Kingdom — and see which ghastly kings and queens could still be hiding in the shadows.

Windsor Castle

The family’s favorite castle is where many royal weddings have been hosted — including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 2018 nuptials.

However, according to legends, it’s said to house the spirits of King Henry VIII, George III, Elizabeth I, and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

According to legends, Windsor Castle is said to house the spirits of King Henry VIII, George III, Elizabeth I, and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
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The Queen Mother — who is the mom of the late Queen Elizabeth II and the grandmother of current monarch King Charles —died back in 2001, but she’s said to haunt the library in her heels, per People magazine.

Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II’s sister Princess Margaret also reported seeing ghosts in the castle.

Buckingham Palace

The Royal Family’s most famous residence is also said to be spooked.

Buckingham Palace was built for the royals in 1703 under the reign of Queen Anne, but a monastery stood on the plot of land prior to the palace’s construction.

Buckingham Palace was built for the royals in 1703 under the reign of Queen Anne, but a monastery stood on the plot of land prior to the palace’s construction.
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Several deaths occurred there, including that of a chained monk, who is now said to haunt the palace’s rear terrace.

Major John Gwynne, King Edward VII’s private secretary, also allegedly shot himself inside an office at the palace after divorcing his wife. His ghost is also said to have been spotted, spooking modern-day visitors.

Balmoral Castle

This Scottish fortress serves as The Firm’s summer home, and was beloved by Queen Victoria. Her husband, Prince Albert, bought her the estate back in 1825.

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However, the castle is said to contain the spirit of one of her good friends.

John Brown was a servant and confidante of Victoria, with one local news site reporting that his ghost is said to be lurking around the rooms of Balmoral wearing his Scottish kilt.

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII was famous for his six wives — two of whom he had beheaded because they simply displeased him.

The father of the Virgin Queen herself loved to stay at Hampton Court and the ghosts two of his ladyloves — Jane Seymour and Catherine Howard — are said to wander through the historic home.

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Jane reportedly walks up the stairs while Catherine can be heard screaming in pain as she runs down the halls. She was famously killed after being accused of adultery in 1542

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace has been in the family since the 1600s and is the central estate for the Prince and Princess of Wales.

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Queen Victoria’s aunt Princess Sophia and Queen Mary II, wife of King William III, are just two of the ghoulish figures to allegedly appear to those who reside there.

Frogmore Cottage

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s bodies are housed at the Royal Mausoleum that sits next to Frogmore Cottage, the former home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

One outlet even claimed Markle was “fearful” of Frogmore’s ghosts — but supernatural spirits weren’t what drove the Sussexes out of the UK.

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Instead, the British press proved far more frightening for the privacy-conscious couple than any possible presence of ghosts at their royal residence.

Sandringham House

This Norfolk home is the place where members of The Firm traditionally celebrate Christmas.

George VI died here in 1952 and some believe that his soul still resides there.

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Other ghosts have also allegedly been spotted pulling blankets off beds and flickering the lights.

St. James’s Palace

Henry VIII constructed the palace in 1530s, with one former resident now said to be haunting the halls of the opulent dwelling.

St. James’s Palace
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Joseph Sellis, the Duke of Cumberland’s servant, was attacked while sleeping at the palace in 1810.

His ghost seemingly appears with a slit and bloodied throat. The Duke of Cumberland was the fifth son of King George III, whose life was chock full of scandal during the Regency Era.


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