Frogmore Cottage Grounds To Be Open For A Few Weeks After Meghan Gives BirthApril 14, 2019
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently moved to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor ahead of their first child’s birth.
The baby is expected any day now and the pair are keeping details a secret. But the grounds of the Queen’s royal residence Frogmore House, where the Sussex couple had their wedding reception, will be open for the public for three days from 28th to 30th of May.
The public can visit the gardens every year for three days and the proceeds are donated to charities. The gardens were created in the 1790s and the current monarch has added over 4,000 trees and shrubs. The are lakes, wooded mounds, glades, bridges and even a teahouse made for Queen Victoria on the grounds.
This comes after the Sussex couple announced they won’t be revealing plans for the arrival of their baby.
They said they made the “personal decision” to not share details about their baby until they have had their time to “celebrate privately”.
Kensington Palace said in a statement: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.”
Speculation is mounting that the Duchess could choose for a home birth with her husband at her side.
Bookies Ladbrokes slashed the odds from 5/1 to just 7/4 following the couple’s statement.
Alex Apati, Ladbrokes spokesman, said: “Harry and Meghan want all things royal baby to be kept private, and you can’t get much more private than a home birth – so we’ve taken the scissors to the odds of exactly that happening as a result.”