Royal trendsetter: Queen ‘ahead of the curve’ on key coronavirus craze

Royal trendsetter: Queen ‘ahead of the curve’ on key coronavirus craze

Her Majesty, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, arrived at Balmoral Castle in Scotland yesterday for the start of their summer holiday. They boarded a private plane at Windsor Castle, where they have been shielding since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, and flew to Aberdeenshire, before being taken by car to the Balmoral estate. The couple, along with numerous other royals, have been spending their summer holidays at Balmoral since time immemorial. Despite being one of the richest people in the world and no doubt having the resources to holiday abroad, the Queen chooses to spend it in Scotland, where she feels most at home. The Queen and the Duke of Edinbrgh even spent part of their honeymoon at Birkhall hunting lodge, located on the estate, in 1947. Birkhall is now the property of the Prince of Wales. At Balmoral, the Royal Family enjoy outdoor pursuits like horse-riding, fishing and shooting, as well as walking the dogs, barbecues and picnics. READ MORE: Queen delight after stunning horse race win in resurfaced video Princess Eugenie said in 2016: “I think Granny is most happy [at Balmoral]. I think she really, really loves the Highlands.” This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting travel restrictions, more Britons are considering going on holiday within the UK. According to Google Trends, the search terms ‘staycation’, ‘holiday in UK’ and ‘holiday in the UK’ have all soared since April. Search for ‘holiday in the UK’ shot up towards the end of March when the lockdown was announced, and then ...
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