Queen Elizabeth II Breaks Royal Tradition To Spend Part Of Summer Away From Balmoral Castle
July 20, 2018 18:18 By Fabiosa
Being a member of the royal family comes with several benefits and privileges, one of them being the chance to live in a fancy castle. Still, the royals share a lot in common with non-royals, like their love for summer vacation.
However, the royals keep their vacations quiet, in most cases opting to spend some quality family time away from the media. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge usually make their way to a holiday home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall. However, they sometimes opt for other locations in Europe.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip make the annual trip to Balmoral Castle for their summer vacation. However, the Queen will be breaking this royal tradition this year and spending part of her summer elsewhere, at least for the time being.
The Balmoral Castle was opened to the public on March 30 and will allow visitors enjoys the sights and sounds of the castle every day until July 31. Gardens, a gift shop, art exhibitions, and a café are all open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. until the end of the month.
Audio tours will also be offered to guests in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish translations. Sadly, visitors will not be allowed into the private quarters of Her Majesty, as those are strictly off limits.
From the first week of August, the Queen will move into the Castle and spend the rest of her summer there. Part of activities lined up includes an inspection of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, the battalion responsible for providing security during Her Majesty’s visit.
I’ve visited the palace twice last year and the year before and it’s one of the best experiences I’ve ever had!As me and my Grandma were disabled visitors we were treated incredibly well. My Grandma who has visited multiple times the first being the first opening in 1993! ❤️— Ellen 🐘 (@NellyBlogs) July 20, 2018
Some former visitors to Balmoral Castle shared their experiences on Twitter this week, noting how well guests get treated.
Top of my bucket list— Ann&Mark Meulenbroek (@cablebunny) July 20, 2018
Awwww!! I would love to see the inside! Or the outside! Or ever! My lifelong dream is to visit England. Alas, expenses keep stepping in front of my journey. One day...🤞🏻— Suzieqness (@SuzieqnessCo1) July 20, 2018
If you plan on visiting England this summer, you may consider a visit to Balmoral Castle. Tickets are still on sale starting at £6.00 for children (5 to 16 years) and £32.00 for a Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children). Adults can get in for £11.50, while Seniors / Students pay £10.50.