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Where Is Balmoral Castle, The Queen’s Residence
Explore the history of Balmoral Castle, said to be the Queen’s favorite summer retreat
by Benjamin H. on September 9th, 2022 @ 11:50AM.
Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace has announced, at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland. She was 96 years old, and reigned as the monarch of the United Kingdom and its commonwealth nations for 70 years.
The Royal Family has issued the following statement: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Earlier today, the Royal Family and Prime Minister Liz Truss issued statements that the nation was in a state of worry over the Queen’s fading health. She said: “"The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime.”
Flags have been lowered in respect and mourning across the nation, including the flag that sits on top of Buckingham Palace, while other nations, including the United States, has lowered its flag at Capitol Hill out of solidarity.
Prince Charles, aged 73, heir to the throne, will step into the role of monarch of the United Kingdom, and will take the name King Charles III.
The passing of Queen Elizabeth sets off a sequence of other changes in title and standing within the Royal Family, with Charles’ wife Camilla taking on the title of Queen Consort. Prince William, next heir to the throne, is set to inherit King Charles III’s other title: Duke of Cornwall. Catherine will take on the name of Duchess of Cornwall.
Prince Charles will be named King shortly in a ceremony at St. James’ Palace in London.
Where is Balmoral Castle?
Balmoral, located in the northeast region of Scotland, is home to Queen Elizabeth II’s summer home. She is reported to take residence at the countryside retreat towards the end of summer, and enjoyed time with her family, dining outdoors and setting off on expeditions in the nearby countryside.
Her last and more recent trip to her favorite summer getaway had her formally inviting Liz Truss to become Prime Minister.
Balmoral is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and boasts rolling hills, and shares a coastline with the North Sea.
Princess Eugenie, in an interview with ITV per Woman and Home Magazine, shared: “Walks, picnics, dogs — a lot of dogs, there’s always dogs — and people coming in and out all the time. It’s a lovely base for granny and grandpa, for us to come and see them up there; where you just have room to breathe and run.”
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