Royal Destination - Claremont House - United Kingdom

Claremont 'Clermont' House is a former Royal Palace located in Esher in Surrey,
United Kingdom.


Claremont House around 1860
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The first house on Claremont Estate was built in 1708 by John Vanbrugh.


John Vanbrugh.
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In 1816 it was bought as Royal Mansion by King George IV for his daughter
Princess Charlotte and her husband Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.


Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha - King Leopold I of Belgium
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Princess Charlotte died in 1917 after two miscarriages.

Queen Victoria was a frequent visitor of Claremont House.
Her mother was the sister of Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

This Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha stayed at Claremont House
till 1831. Then he became King of Belgium.

Queen Victoria lent the house to the exiled King Louis Philippe I of France
and his wife Maria Amalia. They were the parents-in-law of King Leopold of Belgium.
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Queen Victoria bought the house for her fourth and youngest son, Prince Leopold.
He married Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont. She was the sister of
Queen Consort Emma of The Netherlands.

Now Claremont House is a school. The gardens are a part of the National Turst.