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Old 11-30-2008, 12:33 PM
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The main lake and boat house are especially beautiful!
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:48 PM
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But from what i read Queen Mary was not to happy with York Cottage as it was very small and especially when they had guests and after Mary and Albert had married there wasn't enough room for all people.
From everything I have read Mary did feel that York Cottage was too small and that her mother-in-law should move into York Cottage and the rest of the family move into the big house but Alexandra loved the big house and it was left to her. She was upset at having to leave her London marital home when her husband became King. He knew that she would have been even more upset, on loosing her husband to also have to leave her other marital home, where she had lived since 1863. It was Edward's to leave to whomever he pleased and he chose to leave it to his wife.

Mary, I think, understood that, but just wished it could be different.

I assume when you say 'Albert' you mean George VI, like his grandfather always called Bertie in the family. To me 'Albert' always means Victoria's husband as he was the one who was always called that.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:40 AM
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It surprised me to see the pic of York Cottage - a very, very large cottage
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:59 AM
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I love the picture of York Cottage. As much as I like the architectural business of the big house, I think personally I would like living in YC better.

Yes, when you guys mention it about Queen Mary thinking YC was too small, I think you are quite right. I think it was fine when she and George V were just the Yorks, and even when they were the Waleses, but after they were crowned, obviously it was hard for the monarchs' households to manage in YC. But King George did love the cottage, and he loved his mother too much to "uproot" her from the big house. I guess it was a case of the son putting his mother first ahead of his wife's comfort. I think in this case he could be forgiven. After all, like iluvbertie said, it was the wish of King Edward to leave it to Queen Alex.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:50 AM
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This picture is my Christmas Dream creation. You know part of that lifetime wish-list! LOL ;-)

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A chocolate-box or good jig-saw pic from Wiki - Sandringham House
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Thieves have targeted the Queen's Sandringham estate making off with thousands of pounds worth of valuable cattle in a daring night-time raid

Cattle rustlers steal Queen's stock in 15,000 Sandringham raid | Mail Online
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:02 AM
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Is Sandringham House the place where The Queen spend Christmas and New Year? I don't know why I think I've read somewhere that she spends Christmas at Windsor and New Year at Sandringham? Is that correct? After that, the Holiday Season, Sandringham house and estate are open to the public right?

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Old 06-09-2009, 11:51 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's Christmas at Sandringham, Easter at Windsor.
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I believe some of the royals would like Christmas moved to windsor for some reason.
I think Her Majesty stays at Sandringham till February 6th when her father died.
And it's Easter at Windsor.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:52 PM
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Thank you so much lumutqueen & Ella Kay!!

I've found this in Royal Insight from October 2008:

Q: Jennifer - Kent
Where does The Queen spend Christmas?

The Queen and her family have spent Christmas at Sandringham in recent times.
There was a period of 24 years when The Royal Family spent Christmas at Windsor, while in Christmas 1953, The Queen was in New Zealand.
The Queen and members of the Royal Family were at Sandringham most recently for Christmas 2007 and the New Year period.

Maybe I was confused with that, they used to spend Christmas at Windsor, I must have read that somewhere.

That's correct, lumutqueen, she does spend the day of King George VI death and her ascension at Sandringham.

There are seven days, this year from the 25th July to 1st August, that the House remains closed to the public. Do you know why? Something to do with the Royals in house during those days?
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And don't forget that Queen Mary was reportedly upset because of York Cottage's proximity to the main house, where her mother-in-law lived, and thus Alexandra and her daughters would visit more often than Mary liked.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:41 AM
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It is true that in recent years that HM and the family spend XMas at Sandringham. It has been reported inthe press in recent years that Charles is keen for the family to spend Christmas at Windsor instead, as Camilla and William like to slip out and share some of the time with Camilla's family and Kate respectively.
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Here are some photos of Sandringham House.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ece_edited.jpg
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Beautiful photos and sketches of the property. How many times a year does the Royal Family go to Sandringham? From the comments above, I gather they go at Christmas but maybe more often?
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As far as I know, the Queen uses to live in Sandringham from Christmas to February.
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Charles does spend some time there at a time other than Christmas because there are always photos of him there.
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Yes, all the Royal Family, or at least the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and their children and grandchildren and families, use to spend Christmas there.
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Yes, all the Royal Family, or at least the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and their children and grandchildren and families, use to spend Christmas there.

The Queen, DoE, their children and available grandchildren, along with Princess Margaret's children and grandchildren spend Christmas at Sandringham now.

They used to have all the extended family at Windsor but moved it to Sandringham where it is held now.

Harry has missed one or two Christmases due to being on duty but otherwise all the children and grandchildren have been with the Queen and Duke on Christmas although these days some of them leave on Boxing Day to do their own thing, particularly the younger royals and the Duchess of Cornwall who goes to spend it with her own family rather than her husband's.

I think the younger royals would prefer Windsor due to its proximity to London and the parties etc that they could attend there while Norfolk is further away.
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Does anyone know roughly how many bedrooms there are at Sandringham? If the entire family and staff, guests etc stay at Christmas there must be a fair few.
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