Inside Balmoral Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s Memory-Filled Summer Home

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Inside Queen Elizabeth’s Memory-Filled Summer HomeUniversal History Archive – Getty Images

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The British royal family gathered today at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where doctors announced that Queen Elizabeth II had died. Mourners stood at the gates of the private royal estate to pay tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and to witness this historic moment, one of many in this Scottish holiday home’s storied past.

Balmoral Castle, considered to be Scottish baronial and in the Gothic Revival style, has been one of the British royal family’s residences since 1852. Originally seducing Queen Victoria, who called it “this dear paradise,” Prince Albert bought it for her for £32,000. Architects John and William Smith were commissioned to bring the plans up to the royal standard by building a new castle and eventually demolishing the

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Queen’s Influence On Home Styles Celebrated By Design Industry Leaders

Much of the coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s September 8, 2022 death has focused on her seven decades of service, her meetings with other world leaders, her famous family, the love of her subjects, her dogs, fashion taste and funeral. Little – if anything – has been written about her impact on home design taste and trends. They’re worth a look.

Historic Perspective

“Conservative is the first word that comes to mind when describing Queen Elizabeth’s style or taste,” observes New York-based architect and historian Kate Reggev. “The Queen lived through some of the most exciting, innovative, and rule-breaking decades

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