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« Reply #780 on: August 17, 2017, 07:28:53 am »

^ Judging by his annual engagements Charles would go to about two or three banquets a year, if that, and about the same number of large dinners at various naval and military establishments. When he's on tour Charles eats what his hosts provide as a matter of courtesy. However, all the BRF, from the Queen down have tricks like taking small portions and swishing some of it around their plates as if they've eaten it when at banquets abroad.

Charles is forever serving guests at Highgrove and CH produce from his garden and the home farm, and the royal family eat their own homegrown food from their estates, including game and fish when they're at Sandringham and Balmoral. They probably eat more healthily than the vast majority of Britons.
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« Reply #781 on: August 20, 2017, 07:22:38 pm »

Not sure where to put this so please mods move if you want to put it somewhere else.  Thanks.

Rare birds have been mysteriously dying and a royal estate is at the centre of it all

https://www.thecanary.co/2017/08/18/rare-birds-mysteriously-dying-royal-estate-centre/
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« Reply #782 on: August 31, 2017, 11:59:10 pm »

Not sure where to put this MODs so please move if needed. Thank you.  thankyou


How long does HM and family stay at Balmoral please? I know they left today, August 31st, so do they go there on the 1st August and leave at the end of the month?

Thanks in advance.  thankyou
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« Reply #783 on: September 01, 2017, 04:21:24 am »

Little light, the Queen goes up to the Balmoral estate quite early in August. Her summer holiday there has always been sacrosanct. She stays at another house on the estate while tourists are still looking around the castle's public rooms and grounds and then, after the tourist season has finished, moves in with her staff into the big house (the castle.) Prince Philip is usually with her for most of the month, at least he has been in his older years. Their children, grandchildren, (and great grandchildren) come and go during the month, which is when we see the Phillips, Tindalls, Yorks, Wessexes etc.

Anne sometimes stays at Balmoral for a while since her parents have grown old. Charles and Camilla have their own home at Birkhall but of course come to Balmoral to visit the Queen, PP. William and Kate and Harry visit Balmoral briefly, but do go to Birkhall sometimes. The Queen stays tucked away at Balmoral into September, when she returns to London.
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« Reply #784 on: September 01, 2017, 08:04:07 am »

She normally stays there until the end of September although she does sometimes go and stay for a few days with friends or Bowes-Lyons relatives in Scotland.

The PM also usually goes for a weekend along with sometimes the Scottish First Minister.
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« Reply #785 on: September 02, 2017, 09:20:42 pm »

Enjoying your retirement, Philip? Duke of Edinburgh and Queen lead royal party at Braemar Gathering as Charles larks around on an invisible motorbike

    Her majesty looked in high spirits as she watched the Braemar Gathering today
    Prince Charles, Princess Anne and newly retired Prince Philip also attended
    Visitors watched Highland dancing and tug-of-war contests in Scottish village
    Thousands attended the annual Gathering which has a 900-year history


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4846686/Prince-Philip-Queen-lead-royal-party-Braemar.html
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« Reply #786 on: September 02, 2017, 11:49:52 pm »

Thanks for your replies re Balmoral.  thankyou

I love this forum as you can learn so much from it. I'm quite intrigued by the Royal Spain part of the forum and going to read more about it as my knowledge is sadly lacking.   flower
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« Reply #787 on: September 08, 2017, 10:06:29 pm »

'The baby is wonderful, he makes everyone happy': Fascinating letter from the Queen to her midwife as she gushes over newborn Prince Edward

    Letter to royal midwife Helen Rowe was written five months after birth in 1964
    Says Prince Edward is 'good as gold, trying to sit up and weighing 15 lbs 12 oz'
    In another letter to the nanny, she says it is 'fun' to have a baby in the house again
    Two letters, along with a series of vintage photographs, are up for auction


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4865282/Letter-Queen-midwife-unearthed.html
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« Reply #788 on: September 20, 2017, 04:10:30 pm »

The library that's stayed frozen in time: Photograph captures the Queen's antique clock and VERY retro heater inside her Balmoral retreat (but Her Majesty does have a Sky box)

    The Queen held a private audience with a Canadian dignitary at Balmoral Castle
    Photograph reveals a private space that appears almost untouched by time
    An antique clock sits on the mantelpiece and an electric heater in the fireplace
    But Her Majesty has installed a Sky TV box so she never misses an episode


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4902696/Balmoral-photo-reveals-Queen-s-private-space.html
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« Reply #789 on: September 21, 2017, 08:50:23 pm »

Does it play Queen? Her Majesty reveals she has an old-style iPod as she gives a glimpse inside ANOTHER of her rooms in Balmoral

    The Queen welcomed Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Governor-General of Australia, and his wife to Balmoral today
    Photograph taken inside the spacious drawing room reveals how the Queen prefers to keep traditional decor
    The candlestick holders and fireplace are believed to have been chosen by Queen Victoria in the 1800s
    The iPod and dock are the only nod to modern technology - although even they are a few years out of date


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4907084/Balmoral-drawing-room-reflects-Queen-s-respect-history.html
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« Reply #790 on: October 07, 2017, 06:12:47 pm »

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Queen’s loyal aide receives a third gong after being forced out over royal rivalries

    The Queen’s right-hand man, Sir Christopher Geidt, is said to feel ‘very bruised’ after being ousted following ten years’ loyal service
    When Sir Christopher, 56, stepped down as her private secretary on Thursday, HM bestowed yet another knighthood on him
    Sir Christopher is thought to have fallen out of royal favour amid power struggles as Prince Charles and the younger royals take on more of the Queen’s duties


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4957452/Queen-s-loyal-aide-receives-gong.html
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« Reply #791 on: October 10, 2017, 03:12:01 pm »

Precious cargo! The Queen and her three corgis board a plane in Aberdeen to return to London after her long summer break at Balmoral

    Monarch, 90, has been enjoying an extended summer break in Scotland
    Her Majesty was seen boarding plane at Aberdeen airport this afternoon
    Royal was accompanied by her three dogs Willow, Vulcan and Candy
    Queen brightened up a dull day in a bright blue coat and headscarf 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4966482/The-Queen-three-corgis-board-plane-Aberdeen.html

I wonder whose private plane it is? Or maybe rented from a jet-renting company?
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« Reply #792 on: October 10, 2017, 09:07:07 pm »

I would have thought it was one of the planes from the Queen's flight. These are the planes the Queen and other royals to fly around the UK or other short haul destinations. They use larger planes for the long haul flights.
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« Reply #793 on: October 10, 2017, 09:18:07 pm »

^ Oh right, do they have their own plane(s) then? I was under the impression they don't, because W&K for example have used the Westminster plane at least a few times..
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« Reply #794 on: October 11, 2017, 12:18:40 am »

I don't think they have their own 'plane, but thought the term the Queen's flight was movers to do with the flight path of the aeroplane being distinct form other flight paths used by other aircraft and no one else could use that flight path.

I think, but not absolutely certain.
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« Reply #795 on: October 11, 2017, 05:35:28 am »

Plane of the Queen's Flight close up 2016.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U32derxXF4s
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« Reply #796 on: October 11, 2017, 07:27:24 pm »

^^
Thank you Rosella. I was always under the misapprehension that it was to do with the flight path the aircraft took.
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« Reply #797 on: October 12, 2017, 07:40:11 pm »

Back to work, Ma'am! The Queen returns to royal duties after summer with private audiences at Buckingham Palace - after it emerged it will be left to Charles to lay her wreath on Remembrance Sunday

    The Queen, 91, welcomed two ambassadors to Buckingham Palace today
    She held private audiences with officials from Belgium and Cambodia
    Comes after it emerged she will delegate her duties on Remembrance Sunday
    Prince Charles will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph as she watches from the balcony


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4974034/The-Queen-returns-hosts-ambassadors-Buckingham-Palace.html


The Queen is resplendent in ice blue as she arrives with Princess Anne for a glittering London reception celebrating 100 years of women in the Navy

    The Queen had made her first public appearance after returning to London
    The monarch had been in Balmoral for her extended summer break
    She attended a reception at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall
    The Queen was accompanied by her daughter Princess Anne


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4974988/The-Queen-attends-Navy-reception-Princess-Anne.html
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« Reply #798 on: October 12, 2017, 08:43:14 pm »

^She sure is sturdy. 
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« Reply #799 on: October 12, 2017, 09:15:05 pm »

She is certainly steady on her feet unlike a lot of 91 year olds.
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