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Royal Residences: A brief history of Wood Farm

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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Where is it located?

Wood Farm is a farmhouse located in a secluded corner of the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk in the East of England. 

Who has lived there?

The most notable resident of Wood Farm was Prince John, the youngest son of King George V and Queen Mary. The young prince suffered from epilepsy and he lived there with his nanny as his condition deteriorated. The prince died at Wood Farm at the age of 13 and is buried at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate.

Wood Farm has also been the location where divorced spouses of royals are put up over the holiday period so they can be near their children but also not officially at the Queen’s festive holiday celebrations at Sandringham House.

Who is it used by today?

Since his retirement in 2017, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has been living at Wood Farm, rather than staying in London.