It’s common knowledge that the Queen cherished her Balmoral residence in Scotland. It’s where she spent most of the summer each year, and also where she died on September 8 2022.
Now the castle could be transformed into a museum holding artefacts from throughout her 70-year reign. It would honour the late monarch’s connection to Scotland and could contain her jewellery and outfits, according to Mail Online.
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It’s unlikely that King Charles III will require living quarters in the castle as he already has his own retreat in North-East Scotland at nearby Birkhall. By turning the castle into a museum, the maintenance of the historic property would be seen to, while also opening it up for the public to enjoy.
The Balmoral Estate has been a private property of the monarch since 1852, when it was bought from the Farquharson family by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. A new castle was commissioned and completed in 1856 and the old castle was demolished shortly after. The estate now stretches across 50,000 acres of land featuring forests, a working farm and all sorts of wildlife.
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