The Royals Give Us Access To Their House For One Day Only

By Phil Clarke, Editor of The Handbook website Phil Clarke |
16th April 2019

We all watched as Meghan and Harry swept past on her carriage, beaming away. As the extraordinary bishop droned on and as the couple stepped out as husband and wife. Then they slipped away, along with a coterie of high profile A-list guests, for the reception. Want to have a gander inside? You can’t. This wasn’t some golf club with a cash bar, but one of the queen’s actual homes.

Normally closed to the public, the reception was held at Frogmore House, the royal residence on the Windsor Castle estate. And now YOU can be a guest at Harry and Meghan wedding reception (albeit over a year late – playing it cool). That’s because the royal family are opening the house for one day only.

The house has a fascinating history. Built in 1610 by Charles II’s architect for his nephew and found its way into the royal family’s hands when George III bought it for his wife Queen Charlotte. It’s also been the home of Queen Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent, and although it’s not used as a regular house of any royals at the moment, it’s used by the royals for entertaining guests.

Which can include you if you head along to the house for the National Open Garden Scheme opening. The house will also be running tours, which can be pre-booked. The extensive gardens are well worth a peruse with its manicured lawns, shrubs and whatnot.

Best Frogmore house fact? It’s named after all the frogs that continue to infest the marshy area. Chums of Prince Charles, no doubt.

Open for 1 day only on Tuesday 28th May 2019

www.ngs.org.uk

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