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Frogmore House lies in the private grounds of the Home Park of Windsor Castle.
The house, with 33 acres of gardens, dates from the 1680s and was purchased by George III in 1792 as a retreat for Queen Charlotte. The Queen laid out the garden with rare and unsual plants. In 1841 Queen Victoria gave Frogmore to her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg, the Duchess of Kent.
Following the death of his mother-in-law, Prince Albert commissioned a mausoleum at Frogmore to house her remains. When Prince Albert died in 1861, Queen Victoria broke with tradtion and ordered the building of an imposing mausoleum at Frogmore. The Frogmore Mausoleum was to hold Prince Albert's remains, and be the Queen's final resting place beside him..
Adjacent to the Frogmore Mausoleum lies the royal burial ground. Since 1928 most members of the royal family, except sovereigns, have been buried here. Among the graves are those of the Duke of Windsor,(the former King Edward VIII, and his Duchess, Wallis Simpson. The royal burial ground may be viewed from the perimeter on garden open days..
Frogmore House, Garden and Mausoleum are open on a very limited number of days each year (usually in May and August)..
For details and advance tickets ring 020 7766 7305.