Royals on vacation!
While Queen Elizabeth spends her long vacation at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, travel plans for other members of the Windsor clan come together.
For their first summer together as a husband and wife, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have plenty of the coming weeks to look after (after the wedding of Harry's good friend Charlie van Straubenzee this weekend!)
The newlyweds will probably be Going to Scotland to be queen for a few days is common for royal family members during summer vacations. The Queen, 92, expects everyone to attend the ceremony before returning to London in early October.
It will be Meghan's first visit to the estate since her wedding, and is expected to immerse herself in everything from outdoor picnics and barbecues to her husband hunting or deer hunting (an activity that the animal-loving former actress refuse!). In Scotland, the rhythm of everyday life is very different. Long walks in the heath amidst the nibbling mosquitoes will probably also be on the holiday to-do list, while the castle hosts traditional parties and dances.
There will be plenty of outdoor fun, but Meghan does not have to get her hands dirty. During the barbecue evenings at the hole, all the food and equipment will be set up by foot soldiers, who will then have to leave the scene for a family member to take on as if they had made all the preparations (in the past it was always like that) Prince Philip after Brian Hoey At Home With the Queen . At family picnics, the same servants set the tables, arrange the food, cutlery, and porcelain, and then "move to a discreet distance, where they can keep an eye on things and be within reach when needed."
"The queen pours tea, but that's the extent of her culinary efforts."
The guests spoke in Balmoral about the Queen's maternal touch and how she looks for the visitors. Kate Middleton said that the Queen welcomed her children into their homes by offering small gifts for them, while the monarch's late cousin once told people how her home-based responsibilities could personally alert her to the worries of an employee's family enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more!
Sometimes there are unwanted guests in the drafty castle. A lackey interviewed for Hoey's book said they needed to get a net so that the queen could catch and release bats that had been flown in. "She was very strict because they were not hurt, of course they would all come back the next day and we would go through the same routine and I think she enjoyed it," source Hoey said.
Despite the relaxed atmosphere, the monarchy's business is never too far away. While the Queen has to keep up with the correspondence and official documents from authorities and authorities arriving in red leather boxes, her grandson, Prince William, once used a late summer vacation in Scotland to prepare for a new role.
His father, Prince Charles, had brought a special sword to his home in Birkhall in September 2013 so he could teach his son the rudiments of calling someone Knight – without having an accident with the glittering blade! Wilhelm's first investiture on behalf of the queen took place at this time.
For William and Kate and their three children, their summer already started with a Caribbean break when they visited Mustique with Kate's parents – where they probably enjoyed tennis, diving and taught the kids to swim.
For the first time, their two eldest children, Prince George, 5, and Charlotte, 3, both have a school break until early September. So their usual trip to Balmoral, which often takes place at the beginning of September, can take place earlier. You'll probably also spend a lot of time in their country house, Anm Hall, and not in Kensington Palace in London, which is surrounded by parks that are packed with tourists at this time of year.
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Note In Norfolk, about 120 miles north of London, the family of five will live a more relaxed life and drive to the nearby beaches for fun in the sand, paddling or exploring local parks and cafes with Mama Kate. The royal mother of three recently spoke of her love for simple moments with her family.
"Spending time together is such an important aspect of family life, and for me as a mother, it's simple family moments like playing outside together that I appreciate," she said.