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

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

The Royal Burial Ground is a cemetery used by the British Royal Family. Consecrated on 23 October 1928, it surrounds the Royal Mausoleum on the Frogmore Estate in the Home Park at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire.[1]

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, the Duchess of Kent.

Burials[edit]

Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

Reburied in 1928[edit]

Schleswig-Holstein plot at Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

1929–50[edit]

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

1950–80[edit]

1980–present[edit]

Formerly buried at the Royal Burial Ground[edit]

Public access[edit]

The Duchess of Kent's Mausoleum

Frogmore House and its gardens are usually open to the public on about six 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 Burial Ground may be viewed from around its perimeter on the days on 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.

The Royal Mausoleum, the resting place of Queen Victoria, is structurally unsound and has been closed to the public since 2007. Repairs may take up to decade to complete.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Burials at St George's Chapel, Windsor". St George's Chapel. Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "Yugoslavia's exiled Queen returns home at long last". The Daily Telegraph. 27 April 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Royal mausoleum faces 10-year closure". The Evening Standard. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2015.