Inside the 120-room royal residence of Sophie Countess of Wessex and Prince Edward.
PRINCE EDWARD and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, live in Bagshot Park, a newly unveiled royal property in Surrey.
The property was given to them by the Queen, who gave them the keys to Bagshot Park in Surrey as a wedding present after their 1999 marriage. The home was initially given to Prince Arthur, Queen Victoria’s son, as a wedding present from his mother. This perpetuated the charming custom of Bagshot Park being given as a wedding present to a male heir.
Prince Arthur reportedly spent over 17,000 hours redecorating the house.
The prince had Indian-style hardwood panels made for his Billiards room, which are still in the royal palace of the Wessexes today.
Originally intended as a games room, the Earl and Countess of Wessex currently use it as a reception area and, during the COVID pandemic, as a temporary office.
The Countess of Wessex is the Founding Chair of the Women’s Network Forum, and she remained virtually involved with the group during the lockdown.
Sophie spoke with the group online from Bagshot Park’s gorgeous regal room, which wowed royal watchers who finally got a glance inside.
The intricately carved oak walls and massive double doors with brass latches were visible to fans.
On the video link, two glass side tables with brass legs could also be seen.
Fans could see a little pot of cream-colored flowers, a collection of trinkets, and a portrait in an expensive-looking silver frame on one of the tables.
Although this area pays homage to the house’s royal past, the Wessexes have added some modern touches, such as a beautiful conservatory that was extremely useful during the lockdowns.
Since the pair married in 1999, the Grade II listed mansion has been the Wessexes’ residence.
Lady Louise Windsor was born in 2003, and James, Viscount Severn was born in 2007.
All royal appearances and engagements were compelled to be virtual due to the COVID pandemic, giving the public unprecedented access to royal palaces.
Bagshot Park, with its 120 rooms, has long been a private estate closed to the public, so royal watchers were overjoyed to finally be able to see inside.
Following Prince Philip’s death and the ensuing scandal, the Wessex family has become much more well-known. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”