Earlier this year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex went to live in Frogmore Cottage, a two-story monumental house with stucco work in the north of the Frogmore estate on the Windsor estate.
The estate is the site of Frogmore House, a beautiful 17th-century mansion that has been a royal residence since 1792, where Harry and Meghan had their evening reception after their wedding in May 2018.
The house was built from 1680 to 1684 by Charles II architect Hugh May on the estates of Great and Little Frogmore, which were bought by Henry VIII in the 16th century and rented to various tenants.
Frogmore Cottage is a monumental two-story house with stucco work to the north of the Frogmore estate on the Windsor estate.
The name comes from the high number of frogs that live in the low-lying marshy area that takes place in a long, long bend of the River Thames.
The lease went through many hands until 1792 when Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, bought it to use the house as a country retreat for her and her daughters.
It later became the home of the Duchess of Kent, the mother of Queen Victoria, who is laid to rest in a mausoleum on the property.
Frogmore House was repaired, restored and refurbished in the 1980s and revealed lost early 18th-century murals by Louis Laguerre that illustrated scenes from Vergilius' aeneis.
From Queen & # 39; s time in residence there is the Mary Moser Room – painted by the famous flower artist with sprays and garlands of brightly colored flowers.
The lilac-colored sitting room of the Duchess of Kent is copied as accurately as possible from how it is shown in old photos from 1861.
There is also the Britannia Room where, after the dismantling of the Royal Yacht in 1997, the Duke of Edinburgh arranged a selection of items to reflect the interior of the beloved ship.
The winding lakes, wooded hills, open spaces, walks and bridges around the monumental building were laid out in the 1790s and include a summer house designed as a Gothic ruin.
The grounds include the Mausoleum of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the Royal Burial Ground where Harry's great great-uncle, the gems King Edward VIII, is buried with his wife Wallis Simpson – later Duchess of Windsor.
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