Originally Posted by kristens
How does the Royal Family typically travel to Balmoral?
Before it was decommissioned I think they use to go on their summer cruise on Britannia around Scotland and then dock in Scotland and I imagine drive to Balmoral.
Nowadays the Queen and Charles fly, interestingly they are the only royals for whom official royal funds will cover the cost of flying from residence to residence by private or royal jet, so the Queen and Charles fly from London to Aberdeen. I imagine other royals either fly scheduled or pay for their own private jet or try their hardest to find some official engagements in Scotland to fly from the south to! ;-)
Driving would take a long long time as would a train. I think I may have read somewhere that in years fine by the royal train use to be packed up with all the royal families items, clothes, crockery, etc and travel up to Scotland while they were on board their summer cruise.
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