3 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 2

The Queen is making extensive improvements at Windsor Castle,

and is going, according to the newspaper report, to improve away the view of the two-mile-long avenue, commonly known as "The Long Walk." The grand staircase, it is asserted, will interfere with the view. We hope this may prove untrue. A grand staircase is all very well, but a grand avenue to the grand staircase is far better, and cannot be quite so easily produced. And, as the castle completes the avenue, so the avenue completes the castle.