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The Queen has arrived at Balmoral Castle to begin her annual summer break

The Queen has arrived at Balmoral Castle to begin her annual summer break

Queen Elizabeth adores her Balmoral castle has and uses to spend every summer in that place in Scotland. On Monday, the monarch officially moved into Balmoral castle, August 6 marked the start of Queen’s annual summer break, Daily reported.

As the 92-year-old monarch made her way into the Castle after inspecting the guard of honour the cheeky pony Mascot Cruachan IV relieved itself in front of her with the Queen appearing to hold her nose as she walked away. Despite that incident, the monarch was in the good spirit, she looked elegant in a sky blue ensemble as she arrived Balmoral, Scotland and inspected the guard of honour before entering the Castle at the start of her annual summer holiday.

According to Queen’s granddaughter Eugenie, Scotland castle is the most beautiful place on earth for the British monarch. Walks, picnics, a lot of dogs and people coming in and out all the time.

“Family-wise we’re all there, so it’s a lovely base for Granny and Grandpa to be — for us to come and see them up there where you just have room to breathe and run,”

Princess added.

Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was bought for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852 for £32,000, having been first leased in 1848.

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Members of the Firm are typically present for the occasion, which always takes place on the first Saturday in September. This year, Duke and Duchess of Sussex could attend the Braemar Gathering on Royal Deeside, seen as the biggest event in the Highland Games calendar.

The 50,000 acres offers the privacy that Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip look for during their summer away from the public life. The property remains privately owned by the Queen – as is Sandringham – and is not publicly funded.