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Queen sees Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children at Balmoral for the first time since March


The Queen was reportedly reunited with William, Kate and their three children for the first time since the country collapsed into coronavirus lockdown.

Almost exactly five months after the Queen had said to the British in a now historic address to the nation: "We will meet again", she had her first socially distant meeting with all five Cambridges.

It was the first face-to-face meeting between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis since the lockdown began in March, The Sun reports.

William and Kate and the three children are said to have visited Balmoral in Scotland, where the Queen and Prince Philip have been in a Covid-safe "bubble" since the beginning of August.

The Queen, pictured with Prince Philip earlier this month, reportedly reunited with William, Kate and their three children for the first time since the country fell into the coronavirus

It was the first face-to-face meeting between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis since the lockdown began in March, The Sun reports.

It was the first face-to-face meeting between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis since the lockdown began in March, The Sun reports.

According to the sun, the queen spent springs with her great-grandchildren while she was outside on the royal estate.

Prince Edward, Sophie of Wessex and Princess Anne were also reportedly on the 50,000-acre property this weekend.

The source told The Sun, “Like any family, they were dying to get back together and overjoyed it was possible this weekend.

“They've all been up there for a few days and while there are very strict social distancing procedures in place, they've been able to find ways to see each other outside.

"It has obviously been a difficult year for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to see the country dealing with the pandemic. They were all eager to go there to show their support."

The 94-year-old Queen and 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh have been in Scotland since August 4th.

The couple, previously isolated at Windsor Castle, drove a car to RAF Northolt in west London, where they boarded a private jet for Aberdeen Airport, where a driver picked them up and took them to Balmoral, which was about an hour away .

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland at the start of their summer vacation. The couple traveled on a private jet from RAF Northolt in West London to Aberdeen Airport, where they were picked up by the driver pictured

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland at the start of their summer vacation. The couple traveled on a private jet from RAF Northolt in West London to Aberdeen Airport, where they were picked up by the driver pictured

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh had isolated themselves at Windsor Castle with a reduced household since March 19. Pictured the quiet streets around Windsor last month

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh had isolated themselves at Windsor Castle with a reduced household since March 19. Pictured the quiet streets around Windsor last month

They are expected to stay there until early October and are accompanied by family members throughout their stay.

Princess Eugenie is believed to have visited Brooksbank with her husband Jack earlier this month, although it is not known whether Prince Andrew has already started the trip.

The estate's staff are believed to minimize contact with people outside the royal household to create a “balmoral bubble” designed to ensure the safety of the Queen and Prince Philip.

The couple had isolated themselves at Windsor Castle with a reduced household since March 19.

Although unable to conduct many engagements in person, the Queen remained active in her royal duties, attending video calling meetings and conducting her weekly audience with the Prime Minister over the phone.

Balmoral: The Royal Family Summer Vacation

A group of aides have already traveled to the Scottish royal family home to prepare the castle for the couple's arrival. The Queen and Philip stay in the main castle shown

A group of aides have already traveled to the Scottish royal family home to prepare the castle for the couple's arrival. The Queen and Philip stay in the main castle shown

Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the royal family since it was bought by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria in 1852 and leased for the first time in 1848.

In the fall of 1842, two and a half years after her marriage to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria paid her first visit to Scotland. They were so impressed with the Highlands that they decided to return. Another visit to Perthshire and then to Ardverikie encouraged them to take the opportunity to buy Balmoral.

After Queen Victoria bought the castle in 1852, plans were made to build a new castle about 100 meters northwest of the old building designed by Aberdeen architect William Smith.

On September 28, 1853, Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone for the new castle. Prince Albert was very interested in the design and construction, which was completed in 1856, also in the Scottish baronial style.

The castle is made from local granite that was precisely cut using the modern machinery of the time to give the building a much smoother finish than usual.

Prince Albert set about landscaping the area and started a multi-year improvement program based on a model he had built in sand. Major works were completed in 1859 and included new houses, stables, workshops, and schools.

Royals continue to improve the castle and the harsh, beautiful surroundings fascinated generations of royals since then.

The Queen has visited Balmoral almost every year of her reign and it holds a special place in her heart.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Edinburgh came out of retirement to enter into a long-distance royal relationship with his daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cornwall, who stayed in Gloucestershire.

The couple were last seen together at the wedding of their granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, 31, and property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, who secretly tied the knot on July 17 at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor.

On the same day, the Queen rode 100-year-old Colonel Sir Tom Moore in recognition of his exceptional fundraising drives.

Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38 years old, have been locked in their home in Amner Hall in Norfolk with their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte (five) and Prince Louis (two).

Prince William announced last month that his patience was tested while teaching his children in school and that he was struggling to teach second grade math.

Prince William has shown that his patience was tested while teaching his children in school and that he struggled to teach second grade math. He is pictured right with Princess Charlotte (left), Kate Middle (2nd from left) and Prince George (2nd from left) in September when the royal children attended their first day of school of the year

Prince William has shown that his patience was tested while teaching his children in school and that he struggled to teach second grade math. He is pictured right with Princess Charlotte (left), Kate Middle (2nd from left) and Prince George (2nd from left) in September when the royal children attended their first day of school of the year

Prince George is in his final year of school in Thomas & # 39; Battersea in South West London.

His little sister Princess Charlotte joined him in September and is currently in the reception class.

But the royal children have been home schooled since the coronavirus pandemic began, which Prince William admits was a struggle.

When speaking on the BBC Radio 5 Lives That Peter Crouch podcast, which was recorded partly on Zoom and partly at Kensington Palace in March, the heir said, “I found it quite stressful not to lie and try to keep the kids occupied Kind of work, it's been an interesting couple of months.

"I learned through homeschooling that my patience is much shorter than I thought, that was probably the biggest eye opener for me and that my wife has great patience," revealed the Duke.

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