Inside Edward and Sophie Wessex’s 120-room Bagshot Park, ‘We live so close to the Queen.’


PRINCE EDWARD and Sophie Countess of Wessex live in Bagshot Park in Surrey, which is located just 11 miles away from the Queen’s home at Windsor Castle.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex live at Bagshot Park with their two children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn. In a past interview with Sky News, the Countess explained: “We’re a lot more fortunate because we live so close to the Queen, so when she spends a lot of time at Windsor on the weekends, our children are more fortunate because they can go over and have tea with her on a regular basis.” Edward and Sophie moved into the property following their royal wedding in 1999, and the couple subsequently extended the lease from The Crown Estate for another 150 years.

The Grade II-listed building is set within 51 acres of land and has a whopping 120 rooms after it was demolished and rebuilt in 1879.

In comparison, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Kensington Palace home only has 20 rooms.

It is estimated to be worth £30million if it were listed on the open market.

The Countess did an interview with the BBC earlier this year inside one room of the lavish royal residence, which was decorated with green striped chairs and a matching green carpet.

It also featured a gold-edged mirror above a stunning marble fireplace and lots of artwork on the walls.

Prince Edward also shared a look at his home office as he officially opened the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Bristol via Zoom.

It featured a wall-to-ceiling wooden bookshelf with several framed photos of his family.

Sophie appeared on Zoom to share her tips for home-schooling children while schools were closed during the pandemic, with the clip showing her stood in front of a bookcase filled with DVDs, books and games, giving an insight into how the family like to spend their time.

Royal fans got a look inside the grandest room in the family home when Sophie appeared on another Zoom call.

It featured carved wooden walls with enormous double doors and brass handles, as well as two glass side tables with brass legs.

On one table, there was a small pot of cream orchids, a selection of ornaments, a photograph in a silver frame, and a desk lamp with a white shade.

Sophie revealed the kitchen at Bagshot Park. “Brinkwire Summary News”.


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