On Monday, King Charles received an official welcome at Balmoral. It is anticipated that in the coming days, various members of his family, including the Prince and Princess of Wales, will also join him there.
Currently, Prince William, Kate, and their children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – are residing at Anmer Hall, their Norfolk residence. On Sunday, they watched the Women's World Cup final. The family was most recently seen together at a public event, attending an air show in Fairford, Gloucestershire, in July. Additionally, George and Charlotte accompanied their parents to the Wimbledon men's final.
It is likely that William and Kate will spend the remaining weeks of the summer holidays at Balmoral before their children return to Lambrook School in Berkshire.
In the past, Kate was observed arriving in Scotland with Charlotte and Louis via a commercial flight, while it was believed that William traveled separately with George.
Following the tradition of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Charles is expected to continue visiting Balmoral for his annual summer break. Queen Elizabeth II often spent time there, accompanied by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle on 8 September 2022 at the age of 96. The King and Queen are likely to privately commemorate this anniversary this year.
During their stay, it is probable that the Prince and Princess of Wales will have the opportunity to reunite with William's cousins and their respective families. This could include individuals such as Zara Tindall, Peter Phillips, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie.
Since its acquisition by Prince Albert in 1852 (after being initially leased in 1848), Balmoral Castle has served as the Scottish residence for the royal family. Spanning approximately 50,000 acres, the estate offers a stunning natural setting encompassing mountains, rivers, lakes, woodlands, and gardens. It also features farmland and is home to carefully managed populations of deer, Highland cattle, sheep, and ponies.
During their time at Balmoral, the royal family members frequently attend services at Crathie Kirk, where Princess Anne exchanged vows with her second spouse, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, in the year 1992.
An additional notable event on the summer schedule is the Braemar Gathering, a traditional Highland Games that consistently occurs on the initial Saturday of September. These games are hosted at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar.
Scotland holds a significant place in the hearts of the Prince and Princess of Wales due to it being the location where they first crossed paths during their time at the University of St Andrews.
Allegedly, the couple lodges at their personal residence, known as Tam-Na-Ghar, situated within the grounds of the Castle. This property is in close proximity to Birkhall, the residence of the King. Interestingly, this property was bestowed upon William by his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, shortly before her passing in 2002.