But this year marks the Queen’s first summer at Balmoral without her husband following his death in April this year.
Members of the Royal Family often travel up to visit the Queen every year while she is staying in Scotland.
The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, once said the Queen is at her happiest when staying in Scotland.
Eugenie said in the Our Queen at Ninety documentary: “I think Granny is the most happy there.
“I think she really, really loves the Highlands.
“Walks, picnics, dogs—a lot of dogs, there’s always dogs—and people coming in and out all the time.”
Over the years, beautiful pictures of the Royal Family have been taken during their holidays at Balmoral.
Many pictures were snapped of the Queen and Prince Philip with their young family in the 1950s, with young Prince Charles and Princess Anne pictured playing in the grounds of Balmoral.
Many of the Queen’s beloved Corgis have also made an appearance at the Scottish estate during the Queen’s reign.
But in more recent years, Balmoral has also served as a beloved spot for the Queen and Prince Philip’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Prince Charles has spent a lot of time at Balmoral with his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
The two boys were in Scotland when they were informed of their mother Princess Diana’s death in 1997.
Balmoral has been loved by several generations of the Royal Family.
Prince Albert purchased Balmoral for his beloved wife, Queen Victoria, in 1846.
The pair had fallen in love with the Highlands a few years prior in 1842, with the couple vowing to return during their first visit to Scotland.
Queen Victoria passed the Balmoral Estates to her son, King Edward VII, when she died in 1901.
In the years to follow, Balmoral has remained the private property of the reigning monarch.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK