How the Royal Family Spend their Summer

16/06/2016 09:42  |  The Royal Family

Including the first ever 90th Birthday Trooping the Colour Parade and the slightly soggy Patron’s Lunch, the official celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday were a resounding success, and proved that a little rain doesn’t dampen the British spirit. Now with the main birthday festivities over, the Royal Family can look forward to the summer months which include yet another special anniversary – Prince George’s third birthday. Born 22nd July 2013, George Alexander Louis is third in line to the throne behind his grandfather, Prince Charles and his father, Prince William.

The young prince’s great-grandparents, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, showed no sign of slowing down as they attended numerous engagements and visits in the first half of the year, despite having a collective age of 185. Over the next few months they will embark on a short tour before winding down for the summer. The tour will encompass visits to numerous cities in Scotland and will end with a reception at Buckingham Palace on 14th July honouring the winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise - an award recognising outstanding achievement in business.

Her Majesty and the Duke will then begin a well-earned break at Balmoral, the Royal Family’s Scottish home since it was bought for Queen Victoria by her husband, Prince Albert in 1852. The visit to Scotland in the summer months is an annual tradition and the Queen now plans to spend more time at the beautiful Balmoral estate, reportedly her favourite residence, now she is in her 91st year.

Meanwhile, the monarch’s eldest child and heir, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, will attend numerous engagements throughout the summer including opening The Prince’s Trust Youth Employment and Enterprise Hub in Glasgow on 22nd June - a charity that helps young people gain the skills they need to find employment or even set up their own business. They will be joined by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the Thiepval Memorial in France on 30th June for a Ceremony of Remembrance marking the 100th Anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.  



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