Royal Expert Claims Queen Elizabeth II Always Wished to Spend Her Final Hours at Balmoral Castle!

Royal Expert Claims Queen Elizabeth II Always Wished to Spend Her Final Hours at Balmoral Castle!
Queen Elizabeth II wished to die at Balmoral. source: Page Six
  • Queen Elizabeth II always planned to die at Balmoral Castle.
  • The late monarch felt at peace when she was at the Scottish estate, according to royal expert Katie Nicholls.
  • Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, bought Balmoral in 1852.

Queen Elizabeth II wished to take her last breath at Balmoral Castle

Queen Elizabeth II always knew Balmoral Castle would be the place she would be spending her last hours at.

Royal expert Katie Nicholl told Page Six,

“It was actually her wish to die at Balmoral,”

The late monarch’s cousin Lady Elizabeth Shakerley told Nicholl in a 2020 interview that the Royal family’s Scottish estate was where the Queen felt most at peace.

The New Royals: Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy and the Future of the Crown author explained, “I think [her] actual death was very peaceful,”

She added,

“She went to sleep and she died in her bed in Balmoral. That has always been very, very special to her. And thank goodness it was such a peaceful passing for the Queen.”

Nicholl also explained that a hospital room in Aberdeen, Scotland, was set aside for Her Majesty but it was not needed in the end.

The longest-reigning British monarch passed away peacefully on September 8, 2022, at age 96.

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Prince Philip proposed to the Queen at Balmoral. source: Page Six

The Castle was purchased by Elizabeth II’s great-great-grandfather, Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband, in 1852. The family estate had a truly special place in her heart.

The late monarch spent a huge part of her childhood at the castle which is in 50,000 acres in Aberdeenshire. It was there that her husband, Prince Philip, asked her to marry him in 1946.

The castle was the place where she could work and also enjoy a private, secluded life, enjoying barbecues and spending time with her family members.

The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie confirmed many years ago that her granny had a deep love for her Scottish abode.

In the documentary Our Queen at Ninety, the Princess said,

 “I think Granny is the most happy there. I think she really, really loves the Highlands.”

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The Royal family paid their respects to Queen Elizabeth II on her first death anniversary

On Friday, the royal family remembered the monarch on the first anniversary of her passing.

In a pre-recorded speech that was written at Balmoral, King Charles III, praised his late mother and recalled her devoted service to the nation.

The King also expressed gratitude “for the love and support that has been shown to my wife and myself during this year as we do our utmost to be of service to you all.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales also paid their respects to the Queen by attending a church service at St. Davids Cathedral in Wales. Princess Catherine honored the Queen by wearing a pair of pearl earrings that Elizabeth II owned.

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The Queen was photographed there two days before she died. source: Page Six

Earlier in the day, the couple remembered the monarch on their Instagram account. They shared a photo of the Queen happily surrounded by some of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

They captioned the shot,

“Today we remember the extraordinary life and legacy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. We all miss you. W & C”.

Prince Harry, who was in his home country for charity work this week, also remembered his beloved granny. On Friday, the fifth in line to the throne joined his cousins Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice for a service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

He gave an emotional speech in honor of his grandmother at the WellChild Awards on Thursday. He said that she is “looking down on all of us tonight, happy we’re together, continuing to spotlight such an incredible community.”

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