Rating: 9,4/10 (1239 votes)Frogmore House is a country residence for the English royal family. This"royal cottage" is located very close to Windsor Castle. It is not even the palace itself that is better known, but the park, which houses the tombs of several representatives of the royal dynasty. First of all, attention is drawn to the magnificent mausoleum of Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent, made in the neo-Renaissance style. Queen Victoria herself with her husband Albert was immediately buried in the tomb. As for the country house itself, it was built in 1680-1684 by the royal architect Hugh May. It was intended for the nephew of the architect Thomas. The castle has seen many residents during its existence. The youngest son of Charles II, Duke George of Northumberland, lived here, Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz rested here from the boring and old-fashioned, in her opinion, Windsor Castle. The latter specially bought the estates for her daughters who had not yet married, and therefore magnificent balls and receptions were often held in the house. The house at this time was significantly expanded and decorated in a classic style. Queen Victoria loved to visit Frogmore House. In memory of her, an elegant tea house remained in the park. Relatives and confidants of English kings often lived in the castle, including the Russian princess Ksenia Alexandrovna lived here for almost 12 years. Frogmore Estate is the birthplace of the future Field Marshal Louis Mountbatten. At the end of the 20th century, it was planned to settle here a couple of dukes of York, even the house was renovated, but these plans were never realized. In the 1980s, Frogmore House was extensively renovated due to unfulfilled plans to house the Duke and Duchess of York.
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