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The Queen and Prince Philip are expected to fly to Balmoral today


On the way to stay! Queen and Prince Philip arrive at RAF Northolt before flying to Balmoral to begin their summer vacation after months of isolation at Windsor Castle

  • The 94-year-old Queen and 99-year-old Prince Philip flew to Balmoral this afternoon
  • The couple will remain at the Aberdeenshire property until early October
  • They arrived at RAF Northolt in west London in the back of a car

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are on their way to Balmoral at the start of their summer vacation.

The couple, who have been isolated at Windsor Castle since March, arrived by car at RAF Northolt in west London this afternoon before flying privately to Aberdeenshire, where they will remain until early October.

The queen, 94, looked typically elegant in a powder blue jacket and powder blue dress when she arrived at the airport in a chauffeur-driven car. The Duke of Edinburgh, 98, was wearing a yellow collard shirt and green sweater.

It has already been reported that a group of adjutants have already traveled to the sprawling 50,000-acre estate to prepare the castle for the couple's arrival.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are on their way to Balmoral at the start of their summer vacation. The couple arrived at RAF Northolt in west London before their flight

It is believed that employees have been quarantined for two weeks to minimize the risk of the Queen or Prince Philip, both over 90 years of age, being exposed to Covid-19.

Earlier reports suggest that the hand-picked team of royal aides includes Vice Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, the landlord. Sir Edward Young, the Queen's Private Secretary, and Paul Whybrew and William Henderson, their pages.

Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, her stable master; Terry Pendry, her head groom; Angela Kelly, the Queen's personal assistant and her dresser; Jackie Newbold, Kellys PA; According to The Sunday Times, three commode assistants will also be added.

Staff will minimize contact with people outside the royal household to create a “balmoral bubble” designed to ensure the safety of the Queen and Prince Philip.

Measures are also taken when family members come to visit.

The visit of royals, which normally includes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, is believed to maintain social detachment on the ground.

Family members will not stay in the castle with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as in previous years, but will be accommodated in other properties on the site of the 50,000 hectare estate.

You can instead meet them for outdoor activities such as walks, horse riding, and picnics.

A group of adjutants have already traveled to the royal family's Scottish home to prepare the castle for the couple's arrival. You will live in the main castle shown

A group of adjutants have already traveled to the royal family's Scottish home to prepare the castle for the couple's arrival. You will live in the main castle shown

Previous reports indicate that employees have been excluded from social activities and the annual Ghillies Ball has been canceled due to coronavirus.

An insider told Mail on Sunday that "crazy" helpers live in the New Block, a blunt granite building with a dozen bedrooms outside near the castle.

The insider said: “Without all the normal facilities that make a stay comfortable for the staff, everyone says it's like Colditz, the POW camp.

“It is the task from hell because there is absolutely nothing that people can do. The social club remains closed and the staff bar is closed. With so little to do, they go crazy. & # 39;

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are expected to fly to Balmoral today for the start of their summer vacation. In the picture the couple in June at Windsor Castle

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are expected to fly to Balmoral today for the start of their summer vacation. In the picture the couple in June at Windsor Castle

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