|Location||Frogmore, Home Park|
|Town or city||Windsor, Berkshire|
|Owner||The Crown Estate|
|Official name||Frogmore Cottage in Frogmore Grounds|
Frogmore Cottage is a historic Grade II listed home on the Frogmore estate, which is part of Home Park in Windsor, England. It was built in 1801 at the direction of Queen Charlotte in the gardens near Frogmore House. It is part of the Crown Estate, the monarch's public estate.
The cottage was originally known as Double Garden Cottage and was listed in Queen Charlotte's 1801 accounts for her garden as having been built for £450 by a Mr Bowen. Queen Victoria had breakfast at the cottage on 28 June 1875 and noted an "immense number of little frogs" which she found "quite disgusting". The cottage has been listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England since October 1975. The listing provides little of the history: "Early C19 plain 2 storey house with parapet. Centre break with porch. Glazing bar sashes. Stucco faced."
The cottage was a retreat for Charlotte, the queen consort of George III, and her unmarried daughters. The theologian Henry James Sr. and his family lived at the cottage in the 1840s. A personal secretary of Queen Victoria's, Abdul Karim, moved to Frogmore Cottage in 1897 with his wife and father. Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna in exile from her native Russia after the Russian Revolution stayed there in the 1920s.
In the early 21st century, the cottage was a series of five separate units housing Windsor estate workers. In 2019, the house was converted into a four-bedroom-and-nursery single-family home at a reported cost of £2.4 million from the Sovereign Grant for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prior to the birth of their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, in May 2019. As a property of a royal palace of state and designated heritage site, Frogmore Cottage was always scheduled to be renovated, regardless of occupant. However, after the Duke and Duchess announced in January 2020 that they intended to step down as senior working members of the royal family and move (at least partially) to North America, they "shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage". In September, that sum was reportedly settled in full by the Duke.
In November 2020, it was reported that Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank had taken up residence at Frogmore. The couple currently reside in the cottage with their son.
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The princess, her husband Jack Brooksbank, and their newborn, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank, have been living at Frogmore for the past few months, the residence on the grounds of Windsor Castle..
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The answer is what many had long expected: his cousin Eugenie, who recently gave birth to Archie’s cousin, August, and has been living with her husband Jack Brooksbank at the Sussexes’ property Frogmore Cottage on the Queen’s Windsor estate.