A look around Frogmore House, the Royals' secret garden 

The Queen and Prince Philip with their children at Frogmore in 1968
The Queen and Prince Philip with their children at Frogmore in 1968 Credit: Rex Features

Frogmore Cottage might be the new home for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but just a third of a mile away on the same estate is Frogmore House, the Royal Family’s secret bolthole, tucked away in Windsor Castle’s Home Park.

It’s where the Queen walks her corgis; where Prince Philip installed the dining room from the royal yacht, Britannia. Prince Charles gets his Highgrove mulch from Frogmore, while Prince Andrew and Prince Edward used it as a secluded playground for their children. George VI and the Queen Mother spent their honeymoon at Frogmore in 1923.

The 35-acre gardens are only a mile from Windsor Castle, but their hush and emptiness are a million miles from Windsor’s pomp and circumstance...

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