Queen set to be disappointed over sad news about her beloved Balmoral Estate

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The Queen is set to be disappointed as news from beloved Balmoral Estate emerge.

The Queen is currently at Windsor Castle, where she’s been self-isolating with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, and her staff.

Usually she would be heading up to her beloved Scottish residence at the Balmoral Estate, where she usually spends a few weeks in summer and where Prince Charles also self-isolated with wife, Duchess Camilla, at Birkhall.

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It’s thought that won’t be the case this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Queen is set to be disappointed over news that visitors have been leaving wipes next to paths and monuments after relieving themselves.

The news comes from rangers at the 50,000-acre estate in Aberdeenshire, who tweeted, ‘Disappointed to see so many wipes discarded on the Estate today. Next to paths and monuments. Please remember there are no public toilets open for miles around at the moment.

‘Has it really come to this? About time facilities were made available for people to use as long as social distancing measures are in place’.

They also provided advice to those who were visiting the area and catch themselves short while facilities have yet to open, advising people pick spots at least 30 metres from locks or streams, and cover up any traces.

The Queen is set to miss her summer holiday at the Scottish estate, which is considered to be one of the Queen's favourite places on Earth.

The Queen and Prince Philip spent part of their honeymoon at Birkhall hunting lodge in 1947, and Princess Eugenie has revealed why her grandmother loves it there so much.

She said during ITV's Our Queen At Ninety, "It's the most beautiful place on earth. I think Granny is the most happy there. I think she really, really loves the Highlands.

"Walks, picnics, dogs – a lot of dogs, there's always dogs – and people coming in and out all the time. It's a lovely base for Granny and Grandpa, for us to come and see them up there; where you just have room to breathe and run."

Mariana Cerqueira

Mariana is the managing editor of woman&home. She has previously worked for lifestyle titles including GoodtoKnow covering all aspects of women’s lifestyle - from the Royal Family, beauty and fashion to wellness and travel. She was nominated for AOP Digital Journalist of the Year in 2020, and for New Digital Talent of the Year at the 2016 PPA Digital Awards. She’s mildly obsessed with TV (reality TV shows included) and spends far too much time planning her next trip away.