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Royal Burial Ground, Frogmore

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 of October 1928, it surrounds the Royal Mausoleum (built, 1862), which contains the tomb of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Located on the Frogmore Estate, the burial ground is at Windsor Home Park 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.

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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 1929–50Edit

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

Burials 1950–80Edit

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.

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.