Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

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Coordinates: 51°28′26.4″N 0°35′54.9″W / 51.474000°N 0.598583°W / 51.474000; -0.598583 The Royal Burial Ground is a cemetery used by the British Royal Family. It surrounds the Royal Mausoleum on the Frogmore Estate in the Home Park at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It was consecrated on 23 October 1928.[1]

Queen Victoria's Royal Mausoleum in Frogmore and the Royal Burial Ground (front)

Since 1928, most members of the Royal Family, except for sovereigns and their consorts, have been interred here. Among those interred here are three of Queen Victoria's children (Princess Helena, 1846–1923; Prince Arthur, 1850–1942; Princess Louise, 1848–1939) as well as one former monarch (Edward VIII, 1894–1972, later the Duke of Windsor). In the adjacent Frogmore gardens is the mausoleum of Queen Victoria's mother.

Burials[edit]

Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

Reburied in 1928[edit]

Schleswig-Holstein plot at Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

Burials 1929–1950[edit]

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll's grave (centre) at the Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

Burials 1950–1980[edit]

Burials 1980 to present[edit]

Formerly buried at the Royal Burial Ground[edit]

Public access[edit]

The Duchess of Kent's Mausoleum at Frogmore

Frogmore House, its gardens, and the Royal Mausoleum are usually open to the public upon about six individual days each year, usually around Easter and the August Bank Holiday. The mausoleum is also open on the Wednesday nearest Queen Victoria's birthday, 24 May. The Royal Mausoleum is closed until further notice. The Royal Burial Ground may be viewed from around its perimeter upon those days which the gardens are open to the public. The Duchess of Kent's mausoleum may also be viewed externally, but is never open to the public. Talks are underway for the Royal Burial Ground to be opened once a year, but this is in the very early stages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Burials at St George's Chapel, Windsor". St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. 2008. Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Yugoslavia's exiled Queen returns home at long last". The Daily Telegraph. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.