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Old 01-20-2019, 01:13 PM
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Again you show the most magical place on earth in all her glory.......that to me is heaven on earth and would never leave it I could live there.......
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:50 PM
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Balmoral Castle this afternoon

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Footsteps to the Castle!

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Dusk at Balmoral Castle today!

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Old 02-01-2019, 03:18 PM
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Absolutely stunning at Balmoral today:
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:05 PM
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That's a magical picture. I'm waiting for Beauty and the Beast to appear on the driveway.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:27 PM
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That's a stunning wintry scene at Balmoral today.
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Old 02-01-2019, 04:32 PM
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What a fantastic, magical picture!!!
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:13 PM
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Shame it's February because that photo would've made for a great Christmas card photo! Our garden here just outside of London has now been covered in a light dusting of snow after a rainy day.
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Old 02-01-2019, 05:56 PM
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My problem w/ this scheme, if in fact it exists, is that it seems rather short sighted of Charles. It may be his personal desire based on his and Camilla's preference for the smaller Birkhall - but who knows what the future will bring, does he really want to forever give Balmoral away - depriving Prince George and his children of part of their heritage? What of when William is King perhaps he will want to host his brother and favorite cousins and their families at Balmoral, after all William and Catherine attended college in Scotland. Is Charles' goal to leave no personal real property to his heir and descendants?

Didn't George VI have to buy back Edward VIII's interest in Balmoral at great personal expense to avoid having the estate leave the main line of the Royals? What has changed since then that makes jettisoning the estate a good idea now?


I suppose since Balmoral is the Queen's personal estate she could leave Charles a life estate in Balmoral w/ the remainder to William when he becomes King thereby depriving Charles of the ability to give the estate away.
I doubt anything will happen with the Castle without a group descision between Charles, William and Harry about the matter... Maybe they share the view that Balmoral Castle should be given to the nation and make Birkhall the main residence there instead... Maybe they rather want a summer home in a warmer climate than in the scottish highlands ? We don't know...

It wouldn't be a unique move. Edward VII bought Sandringham as his summer home as Prince of Wales and continued to use it as King, while he gave away Osbourne House upon the death of his mother Queen Victoria.

I can see Charles and Camilla wanting to spend more time at the Castle of Mey during their annual summer holiday when they become the Royal Couple.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:27 AM
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A beautiful snowy day at Balmoral Castle today!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1y3Z_RX0AAqMyY.jpg
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Old 04-05-2019, 01:49 PM
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Two pictures for card postal from the Balmoral Castle this fternoon!

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It is splendid to see Spring flowers beginning to emerge in the yard of Balmoral.
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Does anyone know how many bedrooms there are at Balmoral?
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:25 AM
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A fresh dusting of snow at Balmoral Castle this morning.


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Old 12-16-2019, 04:39 AM
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that is a lovely picture of the Castle with the Snow.
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:10 PM
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It wouldn't be a unique move. Edward VII bought Sandringham as his summer home as Prince of Wales and continued to use it as King, while he gave away Osbourne House upon the death of his mother Queen Victoria.
I know this was posted some time ago but I was just reading through the recent comments on here & came across this.

Edward VII retained Barton Manor after he gifted Osborne House to the nation. The manor had been used as an overflow for the big house by Queen Victoria. The King continued to holiday on the island & Barton was only sold after his death. So there is precedence for disposing of a larger house & keeping the smaller.
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:23 PM
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If that does happen hopefully Charles will hold onto Birkhall for summer holidays .
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:30 PM
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I agree that Charles and in time William shouldn't feel pressured into maintaining these vast houses of Balmoral and Sandringham just because "its the done thing", actually only relatively recently if you think that in the long history of the RF Balmoral only goes back to Victoria and Sandringham even more recent.

The only think I would say is that I hope Charles bears in mind that were he say, minded to sell or give away the main castle and keep Birkhall it denies W&K of a large residence suitable for prolonged use and thus denies then and future heirs as well as the wider family of accommodation which in turn brings them closer to the area and estate. Yes they could all stay in their own smaller cottages on the Estate but it would lose its sense of being a family home.
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Old 12-16-2019, 03:33 PM
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If that does happen hopefully Charles will hold onto Birkhall for summer holidays .
Yes I hope he does. It makes (political) sense for the monarch to spend an appreciable amount of time in Scotland.

Hope that's not too controversial
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Old 01-28-2020, 10:49 AM
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The main gates of Balmoral Castle this morning.!


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Soo beautiful and peacefu!


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Old 01-28-2020, 10:53 AM
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What a beautiful photo! I don't think I could ever live anywhere that didn't get snow in the winter and create landscapes like this one.
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