The Queen could make Balmoral Castle in Scotland the lady official 2nd house after Buckingham Palace when the Duke of Edinburgh dies. The monarch, just who overtook her great-grandmother Victoria in order to become the UK'a longest reigning sovereign earlier on this month, is supposed to own informed aides she really wants to spend more time within Aberdeenshire estate when Prince Philip, who is 94, dies.
Elizabeth already spends August, September and October on palace – explained by Queen Victoria as "my dear utopia inside Highlands" – that is nestled in Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar.
"there clearly was an atmosphere that if the Duke of Edinburgh passed on her choice should be to spend more amount of time in Scotland, " a source told the Sunday Times. "The conversation was that if he goes before the lady, that could be her wish. She loves Scotland, this has for ages been a good convenience to the girl, in which she actually is happiest and a lot of comfortable."
The source included the Queen is able to carry out her act as mind of state regardless of where this woman is which the change to Scotland wouldn't normally affect her responsibilities. The Queen is winding down her royal involvements as she draws near the lady 90th birthday next year with Prince Charles also members of the royal family picking up the reins, specifically on long-haul trips abroad.
- Balmoral Castle has-been the Scottish residence associated with Royal Family since it had been purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been very first leased in 1848.
- The initial castle was re-designed by Albert, who thought it was too little when it comes to needs of the royal household and also the brand-new castle had been built from granite from neighbouring quarries of Glen Gelder.
- When Queen Victoria passed away in 1901, Balmoral Estates passed, in terms of the woman might, to King Edward VII, and from him to every of their successors.