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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 the 23rd October 1928, it surrounds the Royal Mausoleum, which was built in 1862 to house the tomb of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The burial ground lies on the Frogmore Estate, part of Windsor Home Park, in the English county of Berkshire.[1] Many members of the Royal Family, generally except for sovereigns and their consorts, have been interred on the Royal Burial Ground, among them Queen Victoria's children (Princess Helena, 1846–1923; Prince Arthur, 1850–1942; Princess Louise, 1848–1939) and one sovereign: Edward VIII, 1894–1972. In the adjacent Frogmore Gardens stands the mausoleum of Queen Victoria's mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.

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BurialsEdit

 
Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

Buried in 1928: previously interred at St George's ChapelEdit

 
Schleswig-Holstein plot at Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

Some members of the British Royal family were reburied at this cemetery in 1928, having previously been interred in the Royal Vault at St George's Chapel.

Burials 1929–1950Edit

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

Burials 1950–1980Edit

Burials 1980–presentEdit

Formerly buried at the Royal Burial GroundEdit

Public accessEdit

 
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 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 and her husband/consort Prince Albert, is structurally unsound and has been closed to the public since 2007. Repairs may take up to a decade to complete.[3] The Royal Mausoleum used to open on the Wednesday nearest Queen Victoria's birthday, 24 May and occasionally on other days when the grounds were open.

The restoration project was begun in June 2018 and will protect the Mausoleum from the historic damp problems.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Royal Burials at St George's Chapel, Windsor". St George's Chapel.
  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.
  4. ^ rose.slavin (16 August 2018). "The Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore". The Royal Family. Retrieved 11 February 2019.