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Shannen Findlay

Royal sneak peek: Prince Andrew shares rare insight into the Queen’s Balmoral Castle

Queen Elizabeth is a royal who loves to spend her summer holidays laid back at Balmoral Castle – one of the homes she has relied on for sanctity throughout her time as Queen. 

Her Majesty arrived to the sprawling estate on Wednesday where she was greeted by members of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, who provide a Royal Guard throughout her time at the Castle. 

The Scottish retreat finished being built during Queen Victoria’s reign in 1856 and the royal family have been holidaying there ever since. 

The property is worth a staggering estimate of $200 million. 

Prince Andrew is one of the many royals who have found peace at the highland haven, and took to Instagram to share a photograph snapped of his parents from 1984 to share his own personal perspective. 

“Every year, Her Majesty and The Royal Family enjoy spending time at Balmoral in the summer – this photo was taken by The Duke of York in the grounds of the Castle in 1984,” he wrote in a caption. 

Not often are fans of the British family treated to see life at Balmoral – it was once described by Prince Andrew's daughter Princess Eugenie as “the most beautiful place in the world”.

"I think Granny is the most happy there," the princess said. 

"I think she really, really loves the Highlands."

Scroll through the gallery above to see what royal life is like at Balmoral Castle.