Normally Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh spend the summer holidays travelling to their Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle. Scotland is reportedly one of the Queen’s favourite places to visit.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip spent part of their honeymoon at Birkhall hunting lodge on the estate in 1947.
Speaking to ITV’s Our Queen At Ninety, Princess Eugenie said: “It’s the most beautiful place on earth.
“I think Granny is the most happy there, I think she really, really loves the Highlands … walks, picnics, dogs, a lot of dogs, there’s always dogs, and people coming in and out all the time.
“Family-wise we’re all there, so it’s lovely for Granny and Grandpa to be – for us to come and see them up there where you just have room to breathe and run.”
Balmoral Castle is located in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire.
The Queen normally travels by her private helicopter from England to Scotland.
She has been photographed in previous years boarding the jet with her corgis.
The estate is set among beautiful mountains, lochs, glens and grouse moors.
Prince Philip is also said to be regularly seen barbecuing sausages.
One visitor, Margaret Thatcher, allegedly sent the Queen gloves after seeing Her Majesty frequently wash dishes with her bare hands.
Despite the royals’ Scottish break being a holiday, the Queen has often attended official engagements including the Braemar Gathering.
The Queen is the Chieftain of the Highland games.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip have been frequently photographed laughing as they watch the annual Scottish tug-of-war and sack race games.
The couple have also been seen attending Sunday church at Crathie Kirk, on the Queen’s estate.
The Queen normally begins her summer holiday at the estate in the Craigowan Lodge, in mid-July.
She then moves into Balmoral Castle in August, residing there until late September.
The royal family take it in turns to visit the Queen at her estate in Scotland, usually jetting in on private helicopters.
However, it is unknown whether the sovereign will take her usual Scottish break this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Published at Mon, 22 Jun 2020 22:56:00 +0000