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Old 05-01-2018, 12:57 PM
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I saw the outside of the Castle of Mey yesterday :)

If, after her death, the Queen Mother had instead passed the castle on to her daughter, would the Queen actually have had the time to spend at the castle, and also oversee it's upkeep?
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:21 PM
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It's quite pretty...probably best it was turned over for preservation and tours etc. The Queen seems quite fixed at Balmoral and Sandringham...doubt she had time for Mey.


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Old 05-01-2018, 02:19 PM
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I'm sure that the entire family has very fond memories of the Castle of Mey. Of being on the Brittania and sailing there and the Queen Mum waving and the ship blaring its horn in greeting.

This castle was uniquely the Queen Mother's. It was her sanctuary and one she definitely felt at home at. Scotland was in her blood until the day she died. I do love how she's left it. She found the castle in 1952 shortly after George VI died and saw it was to be abandoned so she "rescued" it. Now its forevermore a part of Scotland and in trust. I see it somewhat like what Charles did for Dumfries House. Like grandmother, like grandson.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:55 PM
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Up for sale, the place the Queen Mother used to stay when she first came across the Castle of Mey -

Rural estate with links to the Queen Mother and Led Zeppelin has price cut by 375,000 | Daily Mail Online
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:52 PM
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The Castle of Mey is too remote and location is the most important factor with property.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:14 PM
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In 1996 The Queen Mother created The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust so that Mey Castle could continue in perpetuity for the benefit of the people of Caithness.
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Has it ever been reported that anyone other than Charles and Camilla (and now Harry and Meghan) have stayed at Castle of Mey ? I am sure the rest of the family must have at some point in their lives.

Is it true that Charles has to pay and rent out the castle as other do if he wants to stay there?
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:41 AM
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Has it ever been reported that anyone other than Charles and Camilla (and now Harry and Meghan) have stayed at Castle of Mey ? I am sure the rest of the family must have at some point in their lives.

Is it true that Charles has to pay and rent out the castle as other do if he wants to stay there?
Last week the Daily Fail had a pic of the Queen, the Duke and a group of the royal family at Mey, a couple of years ago.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:02 AM
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Has it ever been reported that anyone other than Charles and Camilla (and now Harry and Meghan) have stayed at Castle of Mey ? I am sure the rest of the family must have at some point in their lives.

Is it true that Charles has to pay and rent out the castle as other do if he wants to stay there?
From all I've read, Charles does pay rent when he stays there. He usually stays for a week each year.

Anyone can book and stay at the Castle of Mey. I think it would be a wonderful setting for a wedding.

https://www.castleofmey.org.uk
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:03 AM
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Has it ever been reported that anyone other than Charles and Camilla (and now Harry and Meghan) have stayed at Castle of Mey ? I am sure the rest of the family must have at some point in their lives.

Is it true that Charles has to pay and rent out the castle as other do if he wants to stay there?
There was a big lunch at the Castle of Mey during the Britannia cruise for Anne's 60th and Andrew's 50th.

The Queen, Philip, Anne and her husband Tim, her son Peter and his wife Autumn, Andrew and his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, Edward and his wife Sophie and their children, were all photographed there.

Here is one of many shots of the occasion -

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010...09_634x439.jpg

Charles hosted - though he was not on the cruise.


And here is an interesting photo taken at the Castle during the Queen Mother's time.

Andrew Parker Bowles, Diana's grandmother Lady Fermoy, Camilla -

https://78.media.tumblr.com/cc0b1f42...ue4ho1_500.jpg


We were told a lot about life at Mey by the tour guide - Philip building the stairs, Margaret never sleeping in "her" bedroom, the daily routine of the Queen Mother.

Lots of details in one of my previous posts. Anne stayed overnight just before we visited, as she had duties in the area.
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