Google Maps Royal Pegman

This feature is new at Windsor Castle on 19th May 2018.

On this special day for this location and for those people wanting to be there virtually, if they cannot join the thousands of folk who were evidently determined to go there physically, and who are not content with the BBC TV coverage, Google did what they evidently sometimes do with their Maps service for special occasions!

The Pegman is (see Wikipedia) the name given to the drag-and-drop icon which is “the primary user interface element used by Google to connect Maps to Street View. His name comes from his resemblance to a clothes peg.”

(Some of us thought it was more of a gingerbread man, but never mind.)

Normally the bottom right hand corner looks like this:

Map: Satellite:Pegman

However on 19th May 2018, if the location central to the map area was close enough to Windsor Castle, and the scale was large enough (200m = 100 pixels), the bottom right hand corner looked like this:

Map: Satellite:Pegman

(In the above, the pegman icons are enlarged in the right hand column images.) The new pegman icon appears to be a tiny diagrammatic version of Her Majesty, robed as in this likeness at Madame Tussauds:

The Royal Pegman icon is also used at other royal palaces such as Buckingham Palace, Balmoral Castle, and so on.

Of course, it is disappointing that Windsor Castle cannot be added to the United Kingdom index because there is no adequate 3D satellite imagery of the area. However Google did add another feature to the map for the day: the route to be taken by the horse-drawn coach carrying the happy couple, the newly appointed Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The route goes down Castle Hill, then south down Windsor High Street, Kings Road, and Albert Road to the point where that street crosses the Long Walk
View of the Long Walk northwards from Albert Road (the A308) south of Windsor
on which dead straight, and very long but private track (marked NO ENTRY for vehicles of members of the public) the royal coach returns towards the Castle. It is marked, for the day anyway, on Google Maps like this:

Yes: like the millions of Union Jack flags to be seen everywhere (even in certain places in Afghanistan) for the occasion, the line of the route features red, white and blue.