The Queen’s huge Wendy House was given a stunning refurbishment so future young royals could enjoy it – and Her Majesty was heavily involved in the plans.
The stunning life-size playhouse has been part of the royal family since the Queen was given it as a gift when she was six years old.
The giant Wendy House sits in the gardens at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, where the Queen lived as a child, and was redesigned with bespoke glasses and china, along with the roof being rethatched, the Express reports.
The playhouse has been kitted out with running water, electricity, a fully-functioning kitchen and bathroom and even a living room and bedroom.
Having grown up in the Royal Lodge herself, Princess Beatrice also played in the cottage, and in 2012 she told Andrew Marr she helped Her Majesty renovate the miniature property.
Speaking on the documentary The Diamond Queen, she said: “Granny and her sister played here growing up and we’ve been lucky enough to play here with cousins and second cousins and it’s a big family treat.”
Princess Beatrice admitted it is the “most glamorous Wendy House ever”.
The Queen reported had a “very clear” message on how she wanted her playhouse to be re-designed, and Princess Beatrice described how the house has now been “completely rethatched” and has “new curtains and new wiring”.
She added: “A bit of a spruce up really. All the little china and glass was created especially for the house.”
Speaking about the Queen, Princess Beatrice said: “She still likes to come back and visit.
“Granny was very clear that for all the fabric she wanted very little designs.
“It’s such a little house that she wanted little flowers and patterns. It’s beautiful.
“I’ve been lucky enough to play here and now Granny’s a great-granny, so now the great-grandchildren can enjoy it too.”
The Queen and her sister Princess Margaret are said to have spent much of their childhood playing in the impressive Wendy House.
The Queen has eight great-grandchildren and it’s now hoped the younger members of the royal family will be able to enjoy the Wendy House for years to come.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have three children – Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
Princess Anne’s son Peter Phillips and wife Autumn’s two children, Savannah and Isla, are also great-grandchildren to Her Majesty.
Princess Anne’s only daughter Zara Tindall and husband Mike also have two daughters Mia and Lena – and are expecting another child this year.
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