British Queen Elizabeth II visited his estate Balmoral in Scotland.
It is a favorite summer resort of the English monarch. The residence is private and personally owned Elizabeth, and not to the English crown. However, according to the newspaper Express, the owner are unable to spend the night in his castle, and was forced to stay at located in the estate’s Craigowan Lodge mansion. It is about a mile from Balmoral castle, writes the Chronicle.info with reference on the Facts.
The fact that now the castle is open to tourists. Every year, the landmark is visited by 50 thousand people, wishing to get acquainted with the life of the Royal family. Visitors are allowed in the castle garden, in the stables and the ballroom. The castle is open to the public until July 31. Then Elizabeth will be able to spend the rest of the summer.
During the trip Elizabeth was accompanied by her youngest son Prince Edward and his family. Elizabeth, Edward and his 15-year-old daughter lady Louise Windsor visited the Church, which is near the castle. Her Majesty was in the bright dress of a shade called “Royal blue”. Her granddaughter dressed in the tone of a grandmother, by choosing a dark blue cardigan. Edward’s wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their 11-year-old son James, Viscount Severn, left in Craigowan Lodge, where there are seven bedrooms.
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Meanwhile, as writes Daily Mail, the Queen is extremely upset by the death of his faithful housekeeper Annette Wilkin, who has worked at Windsor castle for more than 40 years, starting with a modest post of Junior maid. Elizabeth was so located to Annette that once I even gave her one of his favorite dog breed, the Corgi. Wicklin unexpectedly died at the age of 72 after a short illness. The woman was never married and devoted herself entirely to the service of the Queen. “The Queen and her family adored her. She was almost part of the family,” says the source. Elizabeth is even going to violate accepted Protocol to personally attend the funeral of Annette.