Members of the public today came within just 10 feet of the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Windsor when Frogmore House was opened to visitors for a second day in a row.
Insiders at the historic royal residence said they were surprised that the public open days went ahead after the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan & # 39; s first child Archie, just three weeks ago on May 6.
One of the employees at Frogmore House, who today welcomed visitors to charity on the second of three consecutive open days, told MailOnline: “We expected it to be canceled, but it got permission.
Visitors today walked close to Harry and Meghan & # 39; s garden gate (right) at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor
Frogmore House and its gardens welcomed visitors today on the second of three consecutive open days for charity
These days portable loos were brought to the public (photo) and a party tent with a stall with cake and hot drinks
Day trippers can visit the royal couple's Victorian love nest in the gardens of Frogmore House (photo)
The cottage was openly visible to the public as they passed by in their droves to gain access to the gardens of Frogmore House (above)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor in Windsor after his birth on May 6
& # 39; But there are many more restrictions in force than previous years for obvious reasons. They have placed new security cameras & # 39; s outside the cottage and brand new wooden gates. Yet it is very surprising how close the public can be. & # 39;
Hundreds of history buffs and royal enthusiasts paid just £ 7 to access historic Victorian accommodation as part of the annual open day, and were made to go through airport-style security measures flanked by Metropolitan Police agents.
Diana & # 39; s wedding dress designer visits estate
Princess Diana & # 39; s wedding dress designer David Emanuel was one of the visitors to the Frogmore House today.
The Wales fashion designer told MailOnline that he had been many times before and said: & # 39; I have had a great day on the property. & # 39;
The celebrated designer who made his name in 1981 with Diana's wedding dress was accompanied by a friend.
Once inside, however, they walked very close to Harry and Meghan & # 39; s garden gate. One visitor said: & # 39; It is rather unreal to think that they just live there. It's a bit of a worry, everyone can pay £ 7 to get in here. & # 39;
Their vast little house was openly visible to the public as they walked past them to gain access to the vast gardens of Frogmore House.
The residence from the 19th century, guarded by armed police, was half shielded by a thick hedge, in front of a wooden gate that was closed properly.
One photo shows how close the public could get to the parameters of the building. Once inside the grounds, activity was heard from Frogmore Cottage when members of the audience passed with interest. But there was no sign of Prince Harry or Meghan.
At one point, a truck hauled a green container past the house of the 19th century, which is thought to undergo further modernization at the request of the couple.
Day trippers were amazed at how close they could get to the royal couple's love nest once in the gardens of Frogmore House.
While two paths that normally connect the house to the house were closed, passers-by could catch a glimpse of Harry and Meghan's private back yard with manicured lawns and organically growing meadows.
A map shows the distance between where Meghan, Harry and Archie live in Frogmore Cottage in relation to Frogmore House
Royal fans could go to the Frogmore House (photo yesterday) for the ticket event and passed the property of the gatekeeper
Nurses from the Queen & # 39; s Nursing Institute visited Frogmore yesterday, with the charity saying that they had a & # 39; fantastic tour & # 39; had
Cars are driven out of the Windsor Castle grounds yesterday during the long walk while others walk through the gardens
Princess Diana & # 39; s wedding dress designer David Emanuel was one of the visitors at Frogmore House today.
The fashion designer from Wales told MailOnline that he had been many times before. & # 39; I had a great day exploring the terrain, & # 39; he said.
The celebrated designer, who made his name after designing the wedding dress of Princess Diana, was accompanied by a friend.
But for many, the attraction to visit was the delightful possibility of bumping into Prince Harry or Meghan Markle, or at least getting a sneak peak from their fiercely private Windsor love nest.
Royal enthusiast Olivia Brown, 26, who recently moved with his friend Sam Kitson from New Zealand to England, was one of the visitors.
& # 39; I hoped we would see them, but we were just happy to walk around this beautiful house and gardens, & # 39; she said.
Mr. Kitson said: & I could not believe how close you could get to their house. We stopped by a bus. We saw a number of windows open and a few cars in the driveway. & # 39;
Miss Brown added: & I met Meghan very briefly when she came to New Zealand. I shook her hand, but forgot to give her the flowers I had bought her in a little panic, she seemed very nice – she was much more small in real life. & # 39;
She said that her love for the royal family came from her mother and grandmother. & # 39; I have always been drawn to English culture. It is nice to follow the royal family because it is something positive. & # 39;
The proceeds will be donated to the National Garden Scheme, the British Heart Foundation and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Mavis Beldham, who traveled down with friends from Middlesex, said: & # 39; The garden here is spectacular, it is a beautiful place to visit.
She said she was interested in the royal family after meeting Prince Andrew in Scotland for an injured jockey event. & # 39; He was very nice and kind, although he described me and my party as a rent-a-crowd! & # 39;
Another visitor said that she was told that Meghan and Harry were present today. & # 39; I'm sad that we couldn't see them, although it was incredible to see a glimpse of their house. It looks like they spent a lot of money on it. & # 39;
Not everyone was so complimentful about the couple's whereabouts. A man said: & # 39; It looks like a giant town hall. & # 39;
Julian Clayton and his wife Elaine traveled 200 miles from East Yorkshire to Windsor – and coincidentally their trip coincided with the opening days at Frogmore House.
& # 39; We didn't see Harry and Meghan Archie floating around in the school ball, but we had a great day, & # 39; Mrs. Clayton joked.
& # 39; It's my birthday today, so I'm really lucky. We only happened to come to this open day yesterday.
& # 39; It is a beautiful house with so much history. We really enjoyed the gardens, although the weather was not great. & # 39;
The charity event was a hit with the public with over 400 cars parked on the approach to the house yesterday
Fans were able to roam the royal gardens as part of a special charity event for the National Garden Scheme
Each exit was protected by an armed police officer and a low fence with a sign: & # 39; Private: no access & # 39 ;. Dozens remained on the bottom hoping to take a look at the royal couple and Archie.
However, they were nowhere to be seen – and it is not known if they were there today. A woman pointed to the bed of forget-me-up flowers that were thought to be in Meghan & # 39; s first photo of Archie on American Mother's Day.
Other royal fans recognized the white pergola in Harry and Meghan & # 39; s engagement photo & # 39; s. The royal couple, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary on May 19, were the topic of conversation during the day.
It was revealed that the couple, who held their wedding reception at Frogmore House, had rented a tent set up in front of the property, while the historic building remained open for free for wedding guests to roam around.
Nowadays portable loos for the public and a party tent with a stall with cake and hot drinks were brought in.
Visitors yesterday buzzed with praise about the gardens and children could be seen who made the best of the mild weather
The house is defended by armed police at all times and offenders can be shot at sight for breaking the perimeter
When asked if Harry and Meghan were at home at Frogmore Cottage, a Kensington Palace spokesperson today told MailOnline that she would not comment on their private schedule.
Yesterday, several visitors commented on the sound of airplanes flying over, some wondering how the newborn royal baby sleeps with the constant sound of the nearby London Heathrow airport.
Harry and Meghan are said to have saved as much as £ 50,000 on a sound insulation unit for their new home, to block the noise of the jets – with 14 passing within a mile of the home every 30 minutes.
Despite the noise from planes and the lack of royal sightings, visitors were stumbling in their praise from the gardens. The house is defended by armed police and offenders can be shot at sight for breaking the perimeter.
Frogmore's house and gardens are only open to the public for three days this week. The proceeds go to the National Garden Scheme, the British Heart Foundation and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
Frogmore Cottage: the history of Harry and Meghan & # 39; s monumental two-story house on the Windsor estate
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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