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Moreen Simpson: The Queen is back in her favourite castle for a Scottish summer

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Nae that I’m a sook, but: “Welcome back to your favourite castle, Yer Majesty.”

Although oor Lizzie has been up-by since July 21, she wisnae bidin’ in Balmoral’s granite turrets while they were still open to the public. Instead, tucked awa’, in bonnie Craigowan Lodge further into the estate, she’s been – according to my well-placed spies – goin’ her dinger on her newly installed stairlift.

Sadly, this year’s ceremony of entry into the castle was cancelled, presumably because of mobility problems. That Royal Regiment of Scotland Guard of Honour summer event has long been a favourite with Her Maj, always particularly tickled by (and often spoken the most to) the Shetland Pony mascot.

Here’s wishing her good health for the rest of........

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