Thursday, April 4, 2019

A move to Frogmore Cottage

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have moved from Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor Great Park.

It now seems unlikely that the Duchess of Sussex, who is in the final days or weeks of her pregnancy, will be giving birth at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London.

The royal couple will not be living in Frogmore House, which is a few hundred steps or more from Frogmore Cottage, which was last used as a royal residence for Grand Duchess Xenia of Russia.  After Edward VIII tossed out his father's first cousin (she and her family were given another grace and favor home, Wilderness House at Hampton Court),  Frogmore Cottage was set to be a country home for the newly widowed Queen Mary.  Some point after the start of the second world war, plans changed and Frogmore Cottage was divided into apartments for Windsor Castle staff and their families.

Frogmore House, which will be open for three days in May and for most of August, and Frogmore Cottage are not accessible to the general public.

It is a lovely area with gardens and the Royal Mausoleum is nearby.  The Mausoleum is finally undergoing renovation.

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