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MU Outing to Frogmore

Mothers’ Union Outing to Frogmore House and Gardens

On Wednesday 31st August 2022, Frogmore House and Gardens in Windsor held a Charity Open Day in aid of the Mothers’ Union which was attended by a party of twelve members from St Paul’s branch.  Only three charity days are held a year as the residence is still used by the royal family.   The weather was perfect – warm and sunny but not too hot, for which we were grateful, as it was quite a long walk from the car park! 

Everyone purchased tickets to see inside the house, which was very interesting: it was purchased by Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, in 1790 and furnished and used extensively by her and her daughters.  Interestingly, they never stayed overnight in the house but only used it during the daytime!  It has been occupied by various members of the royal family, including Queen Victoria’s mother, the Duchess of Kent, who was resident there for 20 years.

After a picnic lunch everyone went for a stroll round the lake and the gardens, laid out by Queen Charlotte at the end of the 18th century.  The grounds contain a summerhouse built to resemble a ruin, Queen Victoria’s teahouse and the Royal Mausoleum where Victoria and Albert are laid to rest.  Although the mausoleum was not open to visitors, we were able to view the burial ground nearby before making our way to the car park to leave for home. 

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