Take a look at Bagshot Park, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex’s sprawling country home in Surrey

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  • Bagshot Park, located in Surrey, has been country home of Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex since their 1999 wedding.

    The couple, along with their two children James Viscount Severn and Lady Louise, live in the Mansion house within the grounds of Bagshot Park, set in Windsor Great Park.

    The house itself is an undoubtedly impressive, Grade-II listed building, complete with 51 acres of ground for the family to enjoy, affording them complete privacy.

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    Sophie and Edward and their family aren’t far from the extended royals either, as the village of Bagshot is just 11 miles away from Windsor, and the Queen’s preferred home of Windsor Castle.

    Where does Prince Edward live?

    Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex moved in to Bagshot Park after getting married, following an extensive renovation of the place, which was originally used as a hospital in war time.

    And while the royal couple don’t necessarily pay rent, Prince Edward did extend the lease on the family home to 150 years, for £5 million.

    Inside Bagshot Park, where the Earl and Countess of Wessex live

    Of course, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, like most other royal couples, normally keep the interior of their home as private as possible. So while it’s not clear how many rooms the house has, aerial photos of Bagshot Park suggest the family certainly aren’t short on space!

    And, back in 2015, the Countess actually conducted an interview and photoshoot with Harpers Bazaar at her home, revealing the first – and only – sneak peek inside the space she shares with the Queen’s youngest son.

    The photos taken for the publication show how the family have decorated, and it all seems very regal.

    In a photo taken of Sophie in the living room, you can see that one of their favourite colours is a light blue – with blue wallpaper, blue and gold curtains, and blue furnishings, such as a sofa and a chair in the colour.

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    There are also plenty of lavish touches, including a huge, ornate wooden desk, an enormous bouquet of flowers and a glittering chandelier.

    In another picture, it becomes clear that Sophie and Edward hugely favour wooden decor in their home, as the Countess poses alongside a huge, wooden wall with elaborate images carved into it.

    Where is Bagshot Park?

    As the Wessex family home, in Surrey, close to Guildford and Surrey, is so near to Windsor Castle, it’s reported that the Queen loves to pop over unannounced for tea.

    Reportedly, the monarch and her daughter-in-law are particularly close, with a shared love of military history and horses, and so have plenty to chat about whenever they’re together.

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    The Countess of Wessex has also explained that their children, James and Louise, spend a lot of time with their grandmother due to the proximity of their homes.

    In an interview with Sky News, Sophie revealed, “We’re a lot more fortunate, because we live so closer to the Queen, so when she spends a lot of time at Windsor at weekends, our children are more fortunate, because they can go over and have tea with her on a regular basis.”

    Of course, Sophie and Edward now have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as distant neighbours, after they moved in to Frogmore Cottage, also within the Windsor Great Park.

    What better neighbours to have!

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