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Old 08-04-2019, 06:06 AM
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Sandringham is owned personally by the queen, unlike Frogmore . Balmoral is also under her personal ownership.
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:33 AM
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The article is making a false comparison between privately owned Sandringham & Crown Estate owned Frogmore Cottage. It's also making a false comparison between the Queen paying for her own repairs and the taxpayer paying for Harry & Meghan's.

The article's coverage of Harry & Meghan is twice as long as the coverage of Sandringham, despite them having nothing to do with Sandringham so the article is actually using the Sandringham repairs as another opportunity to reprint criticisms of money spent on Frogmore Cottage.
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Old 08-05-2019, 12:21 PM
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Well, if it wasn't touched since 1870, it's time for some repairs

I have to say, Sandringham might be my personal favourite, amazing gardens, jacobethan architecture, simply amazing.

Also, maybe the discussion about the cost of Frogmore Cottage renovation should be in a different thread - it has nothing to do with beautiful Sandringham.
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Old 09-06-2020, 10:39 PM
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Drive-in cinema on Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham estate

According to The Daily Nonpareil, Sandringham estate is hosting a drive-in cinema in September, costing £32.50 per car.

https://nonpareilonline.com/people/d...9ac33c055.html

Other papers has also picked up on it

Vanity Fair: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/202...ringham-estate


I did check the official Sandringham Estate website to verify. The dates and movies includes:

FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
5pm: 1917

9pm: Rocketman

SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER
1pm: Toy Story

5pm: The Greatest Showman

9pm: Bohemian Rhapsody

SUNDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER
1pm: Moana

5pm: Grease

9pm: A Star is Born

https://sandringhamestate.co.uk/events
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Old 09-06-2020, 11:02 PM
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A great idea. Great way to give people a safe social distancing night out. And also to bring some people to the estate safely as well.

Drive in movies have become popular during covid here. In mall parkinglots and other areas with the space.
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Old 09-07-2020, 02:48 AM
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I was so very disappointed when drivein cinema's disappeared from our landscape. Such fun and eating popcorn and blaring the horn when something funny or un pc was shown. Smuggling your mate in via the boot. Remember that!! Nowadays most people use SVU's, not so easy for smuggling giggling bodies.
But in those good times political correctness wasn't even a term then.
Ahhh a glimpse of the good old days returning for a brief period.
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Old 09-10-2020, 08:46 AM
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Pictures of Sandringham Estate in Hello Magazine, including the Saloon, Dining room, Drawing Room and Gardens

https://www.hellomagazine.com/homes/...folk-estate/9/

Some of these images were take from the Sandringham Estates' instagram account (not verified)

Drawing Room: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCabAflj-2O/

Another view of Drawing Room (not in the article): https://www.instagram.com/p/B7rWUs7Dwo1/

Square Walled Garden: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_nREbwDjGQ/

Saloon (Ground level view): https://www.instagram.com/p/B-NTW4yDt4d/

Saloon (View from above, not in the article): https://www.instagram.com/p/B8DzqVgDo10/

Dining Room: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ucmp-Dm0-/
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Old 09-10-2020, 11:19 AM
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I adore the english gardens, but frankly their palaces are all on the horrible side; even if the building as such is haveways nice - the interiors are tastless and uncomfortable.
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Old 11-07-2020, 06:53 AM
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The Leonard Cheshire Foundation, a charity that runs Park House (in the Sandringham Estate) is discontinuing the project and exiting its lease (of Park House). The decision happened after unexpected increased costs and limited fundraising opportunities due to COVID-19. The charity was launched after the Second World War by Group Capt Leonard Cheshire VC and aims to "provide effective and efficient community-based services to disabled people that respond to their preferences". Park House is also the birthplace of Diana, Princess of Wales.

A spokesperson for the Sandringham Estate has said:
“We will look for a new occupier and hope to find a use that generates similar benefits to the local community and the wider area.”

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/park-ho...sing-1-6916555
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/sand...-born-9128933/
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Old 11-07-2020, 08:08 AM
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Beautiful garden and stunning photo if it.
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Beautiful garden and stunning photo if it.
Absolutely! Walled gardens are wonderful.
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:17 PM
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The Queen has been given permission to build an adventure playground in the grounds of Sandringham Estate that I think would be open to the public. This would replace a smaller play area.

The Queen to build huge adventure playground at Sandringham
The play area, at the heart of the 20,000-acre Norfolk estate, will include swings, slides, a zipwire and raised walkways
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...d-sandringham/

Queen can build a playground at Sandringham to delight her great-grandchildren
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/q...dren-dwztrlpq0

I have edited my post.
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Old 11-24-2020, 01:52 AM
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The Queen has been given permission to build an adventure playground in the grounds of Sandringham Estate for her great-grandchildren. This would replace a smaller play area.

The Queen to build huge adventure playground at Sandringham
The play area, at the heart of the 20,000-acre Norfolk estate, will include swings, slides, a zipwire and raised walkways
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/royal-fa...d-sandringham/

Queen can build a playground at Sandringham to delight her great-grandchildren
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/q...dren-dwztrlpq0
Um, I thought it was to be built in an area that the public are allowed into, for public use?
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I should have make myself more clear. The adventure playground will not be exclusive to The Queen's great-grandchildren. It will be open to public, based on the Sandringham Estate website. The current Children's Play Area is open to the public.

https://sandringhamestate.co.uk/attr...ture-play-area

I have also edited my previous post.
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Old 11-24-2020, 02:40 AM
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So really its not the queen but her estate management deciding to improve the outdoor play area for children.

There was a discussion earlier this year that a lot of the historic homes and such were investing in outdoor play areas to draw in more families. Sandringham is no different, though the main house is the queen's private home, the estate still very much functions as a business.

While I am sure the great-grandkids may enjoy when visiting, it is wrong to paint it as the queen deciding on it for her grandchildren, even if open to the public.
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"Early Mornings in the Gardens..." Magical!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Enu8awZW...name=4096x4096
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Beautiful and serene.
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"Early Mornings in the Gardens..." Magical!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Enu8awZW...name=4096x4096
wow, this is amazing!
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Old 11-26-2020, 03:33 PM
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It would make a wonderful Christmas card scene
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Old 11-26-2020, 04:05 PM
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Pictures of Sandringham Estate in Hello Magazine, including the Saloon, Dining room, Drawing Room and Gardens

https://www.hellomagazine.com/homes/...folk-estate/9/

Some of these images were take from the Sandringham Estates' instagram account (not verified)

Drawing Room: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCabAflj-2O/

Another view of Drawing Room (not in the article): https://www.instagram.com/p/B7rWUs7Dwo1/

Square Walled Garden: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_nREbwDjGQ/

Saloon (Ground level view): https://www.instagram.com/p/B-NTW4yDt4d/

Saloon (View from above, not in the article): https://www.instagram.com/p/B8DzqVgDo10/

Dining Room: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9ucmp-Dm0-/
I'm surprised. I was actually expecting it to be uglier. Maybe the other parts are, but it seems like a very nice house.
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