Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding venue to open to public this summer – but just for three days

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's evening wedding reception venue in Windsor will open for tourists this July for the first time since 2019

Harry and Meghan's wedding reception venue to open to public
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If you've ever wondered what it was like to be a guest at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding reception, now's your chance to find out. 

The venue of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's plush wedding reception will open for tourists this summer for the first time since 2019, offering royal fans an exciting opportunity to experience the pomp and frills of the A-list couple's exclusive nuptials. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex held an evening party for 200 guests at Frogmore House near Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018, shortly after exchanging vows at the nearby St. George's Chapel in front of a significantly larger audience of 600 people. 

Harry and Meghan

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Like the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, the couple's church ceremony was televised and broadcast for billions to watch across the world, with Meghan Marke's wedding dress quickly becoming a talking point of the special occasion. (It was also later revealed that Harry and Meghan had a secret wedding beforehand, but that's for another day.) 

No media was permitted to attend the affair, leaving many royals fans clueless as to what the Sussexes' reception was actually like. 


Frogmore House

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The public will now be given a rare chance to explore Frogmore House, which, despite still being used by the Royal Family for entertaining purposes, has remained largely unoccupied since 1872. From August 30 to September 1, members of the public are invited to visit the Grade I listed building and its incredible outdoor grounds. Proceeds of the tickets, which cost £28.50 per person, will go to charity and guarantee its holder a guided tour of both the house and the gardens. 

The Royal Collection Trust offered further details in the following press release: "Frogmore House has been a royal retreat since it was purchased by Queen Charlotte in 1790. Queen Charlotte and her daughters’ passions for art and botany are reflected throughout the interiors, particularly in the beautiful Mary Moser Room, decorated to resemble a shady garden alcove open to the skies. The Duchess of Kent lived at Frogmore House for almost 20 years, and her daughter, Queen Victoria, visited the house regularly during her long widowhood.

The tour of the house ends in the Britannia Room, furnished with items from the Royal Yacht Britannia arranged at Frogmore by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

The visit continues with a guided walk around the 35-acre garden, first laid out for Queen Charlotte in the 1790s. The design and planting scheme of the garden today incorporates additions made under the direction of Queen Victoria and Queen Mary, as well as a number of trees and shrubs added to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. The route encompasses views of the lake, Queen Victoria’s Tea House, the Gothic Ruin, and the Royal Mausoleum, the final resting place of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.