Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - White Lodge, Richmond

White Lodge, Richmond -  photograph


In the middle of Richmond Park, at the end of a long avenue of noble trees, is the royal residence known by the modest name of White Lodge, now occupied by the Duke and Duchess of Teck. It was Queen Caroline's favourite home here Queen Victoria lived for a time after the death of the Duchess of Kent, and here also the Prince of Wales resided for a while before his marriage. At the White Lodge, too, the elder son of the Duke and Duchess of York was born. Among the heirlooms of the place are portraits of George III. and of Queen Charlotte, the latter presented to Lord Sidmouth, formerly Mr. Addington, by the King.