The Queen dons a tartan as she enjoys a walk in the sun with a cane at Balmoral


The Queen was spotted for the first time since her stay at Balmoral began on Tuesday.The monarch, 94, and Prince Philip, 99, arrived in Scotland the day before a lockdown in Aberdeen city center.

She went for a walk in the sun as she wore a waistcoat over a red top and donned a traditional tartan skirt after more than five months of isolation at Windsor Castle.

After a conversation with what appears to be an estate aide, the Queen then took her beloved Dorgis for a walk.

The Queen is seen for the first time since arriving in Scotland

Sophie Wessex, Edward and their children joined them as the family enjoyed the wonderful weather.

It was decided that they would not be attending church this weekend in an attempt to prevent people from gathering outside.

Her Majesty will not be required to wear a face mask on her traditional summer vacation despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

She was quickly followed by her dogs and Sophie and Edward Wessex and their children

Before their arrival, the courtiers spent weeks planning how to keep the castle safe.

Due to the very small number of staff – nicknamed the HMS Bubble – who are in close contact with the Queen and Prince Philip, masks are not needed.

The Sunday Times reports that there are few assistants at Balmoral.

So-called HMS Bubble are in place at Balmoral

Vice-Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, Sir Edward Young, the Queen’s Private Secretary and his loyal Pages Paul Whybrew and William Henderson are on hand in the service of the Royal Family.

Major Nana Kofi Twumasi-Ankrah, the Queen’s Squire, will also join Chief Groom Terry Pendry, Personal Assistant Angela Kelly and four other attendants at the castle.

In order to allow the queen to ride her beloved ponies, only one groom is allowed access to the animals.

Family is allowed to visit but restrictions are in place

Action would also be taken if family members come to visit.

They will not be allowed to stay in the main house and local staff had to self-isolate for two weeks prior to their visit to ensure they are virus-free.

But one person not joining them in Scotland is Boris Johnson.

The Prime Minister’s traditional visit has been canceled, a decision reportedly made for the first time in his reign.

Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh will remain in the 50,000-acre estate until early October, according to reports.


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