End of summer vacation clap. The past few months have been particularly intense for Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, who have had to deal with the Coronavirus epidemic and health crisis at best, despite their advanced ages. In order to rest and preserve themselves, the royal couple had decided to maintain their traditional summer vacation at Balmoral. Since the beginning of August, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have taken refuge in their private royal residence in Scotland. There, they were able to spend a quiet vacation, and even received visits from several family members: Prince William and Kate Middleton with their children, as well as Prince Edward and his wife Sophie of Wessex, and Princess Anne. Far from the media and the press, everyone was able to breathe and rest, between a few hunting trips for Prince William and his son George, and of course horseback rides for the Queen of England, who loves it.
After more than a month’s vacation in Balmoral, it is now time for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to return home. The news was announced by the British Royal Family themselves, via an official statement, reported by journalist Rebecca English, a royalty specialist for the Daily Mail. “Regarding the Queen’s departure from Balmoral: The Queen and King of Edinburgh will be departing from Balmoral Castle over the weekend of September 14, in order to spend some private time at their Sandringham estate,” learns we. In another tweet, the journalist explains that Queen Elizabeth II will return to her Windsor Castle in October. It is at this moment that she will resume her habits and her public and official commitments.
Caution at Buckingham Palace
Also on Twitter, Richard Palmer, another journalist specializing in royalty this time for the Daily Express, explained that Queen Elizabeth II and her husband are leaving Balmoral “earlier than expected”. Obviously the royal couple have decided to take time for him at Sandringham, the place where they spend their Christmas holidays, instead of Buckingham Palace. “There is a desire to get Buckingham Palace back up and running as a working palace, but only if all relevant advice suggests that it is appropriate to do so,” a royal source had already explained a few days ago. . As long as the threat of Coronavirus is not eliminated, the Queen of England therefore does not prefer to return to her usual palace. Caution is in order.
Her Majesty’s intention is to return to Windsor Castle in October and to resume the use of Buckingham Palace for selected Audiences and engagements. These plans will be kept under review and will of course be subject to all relevant guidance and advice. ”
– Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) September 8, 2020
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