The Queen heads to Balmoral for her annual summer holiday
27 JULY 2013The Queen has arrived in Balmoral for her annual two-month summer holiday at the royal family's Scottish residence. Britain's monarch flew by private jet from London to Aberdeen accompanied by two of her corgis, Willow and Holly.
The Queen, 87, sported a pink outfit for the flight, teeming a pink and gold coat with a flowery headscarf and then travelled by car to the remote castle in the Highlands.
The sovereign will spend the first part of her holiday without her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, who is still recovering from his abdominal surgery.
Following several weeks recuperating with the Queen at Windsor Castle Prince Philip moved to Sandringham, the royal family's Norfolk estate.
Having made good progress in his recovery the 92-year-old is expected to join his wife at Balmoral in August, according to royal sources.
It is also thought that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their new baby boy, Prince George, will also travel up to Scotland to spend time with the Queen.