Every year in late summer, the Queen travels up to her Balmoral estate in the heart of Scotland, and this is where she spends her summer break. The Queen usually arrives in Scotland in August and departs at some time in October. And according to the Royal Family’s official engagement calendar, the Queen’s last royal engagement in Scotland will take place on October 2.
On this date, the Queen will attend the opening ceremony, marking the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament.
For the occasion, the Queen will be joined by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who are known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay whenever they’re in Scotland.
But at some point after this point, the Queen is expected to depart for London to resume her duties.
The Queen’s annual trips to Balmoral during the summer months have remained constant throughout her reign.
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Every year, the Queen and Prince Philip have stayed at Balmoral during the summer, but this year marked the Queen’s first trip without her beloved late husband.
As well as attending events in Scotland, the Queen usually receives some members of the Royal Family while she is staying at Balmoral.
The Queen has several residences across the UK, including Sandringham in Norfolk and Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
But after the summer ends, it’s back to business for the Queen, and she returns to the official residence of the British monarch, Buckingham Palace.
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And when the Queen arrives back at London this year, she will be accompanied by two of her children to important royal engagements.
On October 7, the Queen and her son Prince Edward will launch The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The event will take place from the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Then on October 12, Princess Anne will accompany the Queen to the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.
On October 12, Princess Anne will accompany the Queen to the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster
The service will mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion, of which the Queen is Patron.
Then later in October, it appears a trip to Wales is on the cards for the Queen, as she will attend the opening ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Senedd, the Welsh Parliament.
According to her official diary, it does seem the Queen will make a return trip to Scotland in November as well.
The monarch is pencilled in to attend a reception at the COP26 Summit, which is being held in Glasgow.
Following the summer break, the official diary is starting to fill up again for other royals.
ITV News Royal Editor, Chris Ship, tweeted that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge will be making her first public appearance of the autumn on Wednesday.
The Duchess has not been seen in public for two months while she enjoyed her summer holiday with her family.
According to Mr Ship, Kate will be visiting RAF Brize Norton Kensington Palace “to meet the military personnel who worked to evacuate 15,000 from Afghanistan” in August.
Mr Ship added: “Kate will thank those aircrew and medics who worked round the clock at Kabul Airport.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK