The Constables and Governors of Windsor Castle take charge of Windsor Castle on behalf of the Sovereign. The Constable does not receive a salary but lives in the Castle. Day-to-day operations are looked after by the Superintendent who is an officer of the Royal household.
Since 1660 the posts of Constable and Governor have been joined as one. They are also in charge of their garrison, including the Windsor Castle Guard of the Foot Guards of the Household Division.
The office was filled by a member of the Royal Family from 1833 to 1957, but is now held by a senior retired officer of the armed forces of the Crown and so is their representative.
The current Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle is Admiral Sir James Perowne who was born in 1947. During his career he served on HMS Opportune, HMS Superb and HMS Boxer. He retired in 2002.