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Old 02-20-2014, 06:47 PM
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In September 1848, Queen Victoria described Balmoral Castle as "A pretty little castle in the old Scottish style".

Of course the present castle isn't the same one as Queen Victoria saw in 1848. That one was the one they used until the present castle was commissioned and built in the 1850s when they realised that the one they saw in 1848 was too small for their growing family.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:42 PM
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Travel to Balmoral

How does the Royal Family typically travel to Balmoral?
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The original medieval estate was called "Bouchmorale".
Bouchmorale is Gaelic for "majestic dwelling".
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Queen set to begin Balmoral summer break
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:06 PM
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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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Old 07-20-2014, 06:10 PM
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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\...Sent from my iPad using The Royals Community
The Vanity Fair article this month said said William, Catherine and Cheeks flew in the Duke of Westminster's Cessna to Balmoral last year. The DM also covered this (well, Katie N.) at the time.
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I think they will do that more often now they have George, I guess they also have more stuff to take, a nanny, security etc. as well as the privacy side, and hey if your godfather has a private jet he is willing to lend you, who would honestly turn him down!


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Old 07-20-2014, 10:35 PM
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It's actually the Duchess of Westminster whose is William's godparent not the Duke.


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In The Queen & Her Court, Jerrold M. Packard wrote:

Victoria and her husband became so caught up with their Scottish home that some wags referred to their stiff court behavior as "Balmorality."
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In The Queen & Her Court, Jerrold M. Packard wrote:

Victoria and her husband became so caught up with their Scottish home that some wags referred to their stiff court behavior as "Balmorality."
Now that is a creative use of the English language if you ask me.
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Now that is a creative use of the English language if you ask me.
Osipi, Very well expressed!!!
Balmorality as a vocabulary word would have occurred before December 14, 1861.
December 14, 1861 is the day of the demise of Prince Albert.
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I saw it mentioned in the Cambridge thread that William was given the sole use of a house on the Balmoral estate on his 18th birthday. Is this the case or is it just on an as and when basis?
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