The summer vacations in the castle of Balmoral, in Scotland, are part of a tradition. The tradition of this annual relaxing stay began is perpetuated since the time of Queen Victoria. Every year, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visit this much-loved summer residence. Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99 on April 9. So, for her stay this year, the Queen will be alone for a while, without the company of Prince Philip.
As with every summer, members of the Royal Family are invited to spend time with the Queen at Balmoral. We remember this beautiful family photo published after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. The photo freezes the scene of “the Queen and her late husband surrounded by their great-grandchildren in their Scottish home.” For the British royal family, Scotland has always been the ultimate place of refuge. Members of the Royal Family enjoy country pursuits there. The beautiful setting of the Scottish Highlands lends itself particularly well to relaxation.
But the work continues for the head of state
Known for her devotion to her royal office, Queen Elizabeth II does not really take vacations. “Every day of the year, wherever she is, the Queen receives government ministers and representatives in the Commonwealth and in foreign countries,” it is reported. Normally, during this summer vacation, the Queen takes a step back from the scandals.
Given the current developments, it is highly unlikely that the Sussexes will be present in Scotland during this vacation. On the other hand, the royal sphere is currently in turmoil because of the bombshells that will be dropped when Prince Harry’s memoirs are released. One wonders if the Queen is digging in to prepare the counter-attack against the war that her grandson is preparing.