The cottage in 1872
|Current tenants||The Duke and Duchess of Sussex|
|Owner||The Crown Estate|
|Official name||Frogmore Cottage in Frogmore Grounds|
Frogmore Cottage is a Grade II listed house in the grounds of Frogmore House built in 1801 at the direction of Queen Charlotte. The cottage is situated on the Frogmore Estate, itself part of Home Park, Windsor, in Berkshire.
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 cottage was a retreat for Queen Charlotte and her unmarried daughters. The theologian Henry James Sr. and his family lived at the cottage in the 1840s. Victoria's personal Indian servant, Abdul Karim, moved to Frogmore Cottage in 1897 with his wife and father. Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia in exile from her native Russia stayed there in the 1920s. The cottage was until recently a series of five separate units housing Windsor estate workers and is now undergoing extensive restoration to revert it to a single unit.
It was announced in November 2018 that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would move from Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace to Frogmore Cottage in spring 2019, before the birth of their first child.
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