The Royal Lodge in Windsor is a grand mansion that has been under the ownership of Prince Andrew since the passing of the Queen Mother in 2002. Despite their divorce in 1996, Prince Andrew still shares the residence with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson.
The mega-mansion, which has been designated as a Grade II-listed building, is home to 30 stunning rooms, perfect for entertaining guests, and is big enough to have hosted the wedding receptions of both their daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
Fans of the royal family were given a glimpse into the grandeur of the Royal Lodge in the background of photos posted by the Duchess of York. In the snap the hallway behind her was adorned with family photos and featured luxurious cream carpets and green walls.
Sarah has also shared a photo of her impressive dressing table in her bedroom. The wooden design featured a large vanity mirror with double wings and was adorned with a white and gold flower vase and several metal trinket dishes. The cream wardrobes with metallic gold handles were located next to the dressing table.
The Duchess of York’s conservatory can also be spotted in several of her YouTube videos, which showed a well-stocked drinks cabinet with wine, port, tonic water, and a selection of glasses and paper straws. In another video, the dining room was on display with burnt orange walls, concrete flooring, and large white wooden double doors. Elsewhere, fans have also caught a glimpse of the living room decorated with floor-length curtains, a patterned rug on the hardwood floor, and a comfortable-looking sofa.
Prince Andrew and Sarah's children grew up at the Royal Lodge and there's still a sweet memento from their childhood in the garden – a wooden swing engraved with Eugenie's name. There is also a terrace, which leads to a patio area with a wooden dining table and two benches for outdoor family meals in when the weather permits.
The property also has a charming thatched cottage in the grounds, known as Y Bwthyn Bach ("The Little Cottage"), originally gifted to Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret by the Welsh. The cottage was then renovated in 2012 as part of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, with Princess Beatrice managing the restoration project.
The Duchess of York recently has revealed that she has not yet received an invitation to King Charles’ Coronation. The Duchess spoke about her potential attendance at the Coronation during an interview on Monday night to promote her new historical novel, A Most Intriguing Lady.
She joked: “The invitations haven't gone out yet. Have they?”
She added: "She said: “Well, I've decided the best thing about being British around a Coronation – although I've never been to one – I think we should, I should set up a tea room at the bottom of the drive with bunting and cakes."
Fergie’s absence from the historic ceremony would not come as a great shock to many however, with the Duchess of York shunned from most high-profile royal events since her split from Andrew – which came after her infamous toe-sucking scandal in 1992.
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