ROYAL fans got to within just 20 FEET of Prince Harry and Meghan’s home yesterday as the Frogmore Estate opened to the public.
Tourists got a rare glimpse into the couple’s lives as new parents as they toured the grounds in Windsor, Berks – home to the royals’ country pile.
Frogmore Cottage, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live with baby Archie. Visitors got to within 20ft of the royal household yesterday[/caption]
Tourists at the Frogmore Estate, which opened to the public yesterday for the first of three charity tour days[/caption]
Some even tried to sneak a peak into the open windows at Frogmore Cottage – where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved earlier this month.
They relocated from Kensington Palace just days before the birth of royal baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
On Tuesday, the Frogmore Estate allowed the public to wander the grounds as part of a special charity event for the National Garden Scheme.
And during the tour, participants were allowed to walk past the royal cottage – even getting close enough to spot two cars on the driveway.
Prince Harry and Meghan moved to the Windsor estate earlier this month after leaving Kensington Palace in London[/caption]
They noticed that some windows were open – suggesting that Harry and Meghan were at home at the time.
But there were concerns about the deafening noise of flights going by overhead as they took off and landed at nearby Heathrow Airport.
Journalist Sophia Money-Coutts said it was “mad” how close they got to Harry and Meghan’s new home.
She wrote: “Couple of windows open and two shiny cars out front so someone’s there… Mad how close you can get.
“Although how they’re getting Archie to sleep under this flight path is beyond me. Absolute racket.”
A visitor’s snap of the gardens on the Frogmore Estate in Windsor, Berks[/caption]
A snap of Frogmore House, the main building on the Frogmore Estate[/caption]
A glimpse of Frogmore Cottage from the Berkshire estate[/caption]
Frogmore House has been a royal retreat for more than 300 years[/caption]
Harry and Meghan are reported to have spent £50,000 on soundproofing the cottage to combat the noise of planes – which pass as many as 28 times an hour.
Despite the disruption from the noise, tourists were delighted at being given unprecedented access to the royals’ home.
They were shown the picturesque gardens in the grounds of the estate – which is guarded around-the-clock by armed police who can shoot trespassers on sight.
As many as 400 cars were parked on the approach to Frogmore House as royal fans descended on the estate open day.
The gatehouse at the Frogmore Estate. Police guard the grounds 24/7 and can shoot trespassers on sight[/caption]
Harry and Meghan moved to Frogmore Cottage before the birth of baby Archie earlier this month[/caption]
Sandra Whall-Sudnick, travelled from Clarkston, Michigan in the US, to take part in the tour.
She told MailOnline: “We were trying to look in the windows at the top of the house, but we did not see any signs of life.”
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The estate is only open on three Charity Days of the year – which this year take place from May 28 to May 30.
Today, tickets cost £9 per person, with proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.
And tomorrow, the £10 ticket cost for entry and a tour will go to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
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