Traditionally, Queen Elizabeth II (96) is welcomed with a reception at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on her summer vacation. However, as reported by the British “Mirror”, the event has now been canceled at short notice. Instead, there will be a small, private event. The news sparks renewed concern about the 96-year-old monarch’s health.
Event adapted for the good of the Queen
According to “Mirror”, the Queen planned to attend the official reception until a few days ago. Apart from being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, this is the first time in decades that the event has been cancelled. According to a royal insider, “The traditional greeting at Balmoral is usually a regular fixture on the Queen’s calendar and something Her Majesty is very fond of.” The fact that the ceremony “would not take place in its traditional form” is “a great disappointment”.
However, other unspecified sources spoke of “good signs for the future”. According to The Mirror, Buckingham Palace itself said the private ceremony now being planned was “tailored” to adapt the Queen’s schedule to her “welfare”.
The reception takes place within the walls of the palace.
At the ceremony, the Queen is traditionally overseen by a Scottish honor guard and the Royal Regiment of Scotland’s mascot, Shetland pony Lance Corporal Cruchan IV, is joined by photographers and journalists.
Queen Elizabeth II is on her summer vacation in Scotland from 21 July. Until now she has lived in the small country house Craigowan Lodge. She is now believed to be relocating to Balmoral Castle, which is much closer. The palace is closed to the public until they are gone.
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