Frogmore House has been a royal retreat since it was bought by Queen Charlotte in 1790 – and this month groups can take a guided tour of the house and garden and explore this royal gem like never before.
Queen Charlotte and her daughters’ passions for art and botany are reflected throughout the interiors, particularly in the Mary Moser Room, decorated to resemble a shady garden alcove. The Duchess of Kent lived at Frogmore House for almost 20 years, and her daughter, Queen Victoria, visited the house regularly during her long widowhood.
The tour of the house ends in the Britannia Room, furnished with items from the Royal Yacht Britannia and arranged at Frogmore by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The visit continues with a guided walk around the 35-acre garden, first laid out for Queen Charlotte in the 1790s. The route takes in views of the lake, Queen Victoria’s Tea House, the Gothic Ruin and the Royal Mausoleum, the final resting place of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The Royal Collection Trust looks after the Royal Collection, and manages the public opening of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Find out more about all the tours on offer at www.rct.uk or call 0303 123 7321.
PHOTO: Phillip Craven - Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022