The House from a 19th century engraving
An 1894 photograph of the Queen's Tea Room at Frogmore
Built / Designed For: Rebuilt for Queen Charlotte
House & Family History: In 1792 Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, commissioned James Wyatt to transform the 17th century house at Frogmore to "furnish me with fresh amusements every day." The Duchess of Kent, Queen Victoria's mother, was living in the House by 1841 and spent lavishly to redecorate it in lilac and chintz. Queen Victoria was fond of Frogmore and often "worked her boxes" in the garden there. Frogmore shot into the fame stratosphere when Prince Harry and Megan Markle hosted their evening wedding reception at the House on May 19, 2018. After their wedding the queen gave Harry and Meghan the use of nearby Frogmore Cottage as their home.
Garden & Outbuildings: The Teahouse, also called the Queen's Tea Room, was built in the 1850s and is still used today by the royal family (see photo in "Images" section). The Mausoleum at Frogmore contains the remains of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria and is open to the public, together with the grounds, on a limited basis.
Architect: Hugh MayDate: 1680
Architect: James WyattDate: 1793-95
Title: Architectural Digest: The International Magazine of Fine Interior Design
Year Published: NA
Reference: Jan 2003, pg. 96
Publisher: New York: The Conde Nast Publications
Book Type: Magazine
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Reference: pgs. 648, 1117
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade I
Past Seat / Home of: Thomas May, 17th century. Queen Charlotte (wife of George III), 18th century. Duchess of Kent, mid-19th century. Queen Victoria, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha family, 19th century. Queen Mary (consort of George V), 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: The Crown / Royal Family
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction