Escaping England’s summer heat: The Queen cools off at Balmoral

Escape from England’s summer heat
The Queen cools off at Balmoral

In England, a heat wave of 40 degrees and more is currently causing problems for people – including royal heads. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth II is going to Scotland. It’s a bit cooler there, and she also spends her summer vacation there every year. She stays at her Balmoral estate for several weeks.

Queen Elizabeth II has traveled to her Scottish residence, Balmoral. This is reported by the “Daily Mail”. The 96-year-old monarch traditionally spends her summer vacation on the property. There she can probably recover from the heat wave with temperatures of over 40 degrees, which has recently caused people in England a lot of trouble. It’s a lot cooler in Aberdeenshire, which includes Balmoral.

Queen Elizabeth II, here at the reopening of the Thames Hospice on July 15, has had mobility issues for some time.

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There have been a number of renovations in Balmoral over the past few years. Among other things, a wheelchair-accessible elevator was allegedly installed in the associated country house, Craigowan Lodge. The Queen has been struggling with mobility issues for several months. Close to Balmoral Castle, Craigowan Lodge is a rustic stone house that could host the Queen at the start of her summer vacation as parts of the residence remain open to visitors until August 2nd.

Meeting with Lance Corporal Cruachan IV.

When the Queen arrives in Balmoral for her summer holiday, there is usually a small welcome ceremony. At last year’s, the Queen inspected an honor guard and met the Royal Regiment of Scotland’s mascot, Shetland pony Lance Corporal Cruachan IV.

The monarch retreated to Balmoral for a few days at the end of May this year to rest and prepare for the celebrations of her platinum jubilee in June. The Scottish estate has served the British royal family as a private retreat for more than 150 years.

In the next few weeks, the Queen is expected to receive a visit from her royal relatives. Prince Charles, Duchess Camilla and Prince William, Duchess Kate and their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis could spend some free time with the head of the family.

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