For the first time since the death of Prince Philip on April 9, Queen Elizabeth II has put her bags at Balmoral Castle for her summer vacation.
The vacations have begun for Queen Elizabeth II. On Friday, August 6, the head of the Commonwealth left Buckingham Palace to join her summer residence at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, revealed the American website People. This is the first time that the Queen of England has packed her bags at Balmoral since the death of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, on April 9 at Windsor Castle. Fortunately, the members of the Windsor clan should take turns throughout the summer to prevent their matriarch from feeling too much the absence of her husband …
Still according to People, Elizabeth II should receive a visit from Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie of Wessex, as well as their children, Lady Louise Windsor, 17, and James, Viscount Severn, 13. Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and their children, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte are also expected to visit Scotland during the summer break, as well as Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, both accompanied by their respective families.
A break until October for Elizabeth II
Acquired in 1897 by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, husband of Queen Victoria, Balmoral Castle has been the summer residence of the Royal Family for over 150 years. Queen Elizabeth II has spent most of her summers there since she was a child. She has traditionally entertained family and friends there, hosting dances, picnics, hunting parties and horseback riding. As usual, the Queen is expected to stay at Balmoral until the fall and will resume her royal duties in October.