Even monarchs need a break. Lucky for Queen Elizabeth, school’s Buckingham Palace is out for summer.
Her Majesty is reportedly heading to her Scottish estate, Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, for her annual summer vacay today.
But the queen’s retreat won’t be all beach reads and garden parties. While on holiday, she’ll continue to work and read pertinent materials to the Commonwealth, which are delivered to the sweeping estate daily in red boxes. She’ll also continue to be the hostess with the mostest to fellow diplomats and will hold a few public engagements.
The main grounds of Balmoral Castle are currently still open for public visitors, so she’s likely getting some R&R in the Craigowan Lodge on the estate grounds until the main residence closes to the public on Tuesday, July 31.
Prince Philip is also expected to join his beloved at Balmoral, where they’ll remain until early October. It’s anticipated that, in accordance with royal tradition, other members of the family—like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle—will visit for some fun in the sun with Gan-Gan.
Um, not to be presumptuous, but where’s our invite?