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Inside the Queen’s home she has never lived in which comes with burial ground

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The Queen may have grand homes across the UK for different times of the year but there is one she has never lived in.

Not to be confused with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle former cottage, Frogmore House has been owned by the Royal Family since 1792.

But with the sprawling mansion built in the same town of Windsor Castle, it is little wonder the monarch snubs it for her own 1,000-year-old fortress.

Queen Elizabeth II is known for splitting the rest of her time in London's iconic Buckingham Palace, "paradise in the Highlands" Balmoral Castle and her Norfolk retreat of Sandringham House, Hello! reports.

Charles II had the original Frogmore House built in the 1680s by architect Hugh May for his nephew to live in. According to, it was on the estates of Great and Little Frogmore, previously bought by Henry VIII to let various tenants.

Frogmore House gets its name from the abundance of frogs that inhabit the marshland around the grounds. It is also home to the royal Mausoleum where Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are buried.

A massive effort to bring the mansion back to life was undertaken in the 1980s which included rediscovering French artist Louis Laguerre's murals in the Staircase Hall, which had been hidden in 1760. They illustrate scenes from Virgil's Aeneid, the Royal website states.

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Queen Charlotte's former home from in the 18th century is commemorated with her daughter Princess Elizabeth's painted decorations in the Cross Gallery and a Charlotte closet is filled with drawings by Charlotte, Princess Royal.

There is also a lilac-coloured sitting room, a flower room and a so-called Black Museum, which houses Queen Mary – King George V's wife's – collection of black papier-mache furniture.

Following the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht in 1997, The Duke of Edinburgh filled a Britannia Room with a selection of items to reflect the interior of the much loved vessel.

Outside in the gardens, the Mausoleum of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stands on the west side of the gardens at Frogmore House.

The Royal couple had long planned to have a mausoleum, and just four days after Prince Albert's died in December 1861, The Queen had chosen a site.

To the south of the Mausoleum is the Frogmore Royal Burial Ground where members of The Royal Family have been buried there since 1928.

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Frogmore House is now used as a public attraction and the doors will open again in 2022 for visitors to admire the decadent interiors and incredible gardens.

But photographs from visitors have been strictly forbidden due to the precious art and antiques inside.

Still used by the Royals for entertaining, it has hosted the wedding reception of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly and then Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Frogmore Cottage, which is located on the same estate was given to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex before they decided to pack up for America.

Harry and Meghan did not leave the UK however before splashing £2.4 million on renovating the cottage to their tastes.

Now Prince Harry's cousin Princess Eugenie lives there along with her husband Jack Brooksbank and their baby boy, August, who was born earlier this year.

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