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Inside The Royal Wedding’s Evening Reception Venue, The Frogmore House

After the fairy tale-like and unique wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, the much-awaited occasion was followed by two receptions. The first one, held at Windsor Castle, gathered all the 600 guests for a luncheon. The second one is a more intimate event at Frogmore House—only a third from the day crowd, including their closest friends and family members, witnessed the evening affair.

 

 

Said to be a favorite place of the newlyweds, the Frogmore House is one of the royal family’s favorite retreats. Just half a mile away from Windsor Castle, it became a royal residence after George III bought it for his wife, Queen Charlotte, in 1792. Last year, Prince Harry and Meghan held their engagement photo shoot here, and initially wanted it to be the venue of their wedding. Instead, they chose the majestic property to welcome their guests on their first night as husband and wife.

 

 

 

 

To say that Frogmore House is scenic and sophisticated is quite an understatement for its grandeur. A relaxing haven with a garden boasting of over 4,000 trees and shrubs and a lake that greets its visitors, this landscape is a creation of Queen Charlotte herself.

Inside the house’s premises, one will be in awe of how the first royal resident’s interest in botany highly influenced its interiors. Majority of the walls and fixtures are decorated in florals, and the rest are kept in a charming, minimalist look. Queen Charlotte commissioned the renowned 18th-century flower painter Mary Moser to decorate one of the principal rooms in Frogmore House, while the Cross Gallery was painted with garlands by her daughter, Princess Elizabeth.

 

 

Apart from alluring blooms adorning the storied residence, it is also decorated with a selection of items from the Royal Yacht Britannia. Given how enchanting this place is, there was truly no more fitting place for a royal wedding's reception than the Frogmore House.

 

Photos from royalcollection.org.uk and royal.uk