Apparently, major renovations are pending at Balmoral Castle. Queen Elizabeth’s country home will probably be made barrier-free to make it easier to access with a wheelchair.
Aberdeenshire – Concerns about Queen Elizabeth’s (95) health do not stop. Although the monarch was in a good mood during audiences at Windsor Castle last week, the reports about the upcoming renovations at their country estate Balmoral Castle * are now causing concern for Royal fans.
Does Queen Elizabeth need a wheelchair? Remodeling at Balmoral
Many Britons are still concerned about the well-being of their queen. Queen Elizabeth* just had to cancel her participation in Commonwealth Day* – one of various canceled appearances in recent months. The 95-year-old apparently survived her corona infection well, but the worries do not stop. Most recently, she held several audiences at Windsor Castle *, but despite her seemingly brilliant mood, she seemed fragile to many Royal fans. The fact that the regent also reportedly has no plans to return to Buckingham Palace* and instead intends to remain in Windsor for most of the time only added to popular concern.
The latest reports about a planned conversion of the monarch’s country estate are not exactly causing a general sigh of relief.
Does Queen Elizabeth need a wheelchair? Conversion for around 24,000 euros
For several months, Queen Elizabeth has always shown herself with a walking stick* at public appearances. For the first time since an operation almost 20 years ago, she had to use the walker again. Apparently, however, this no longer seems to be sufficient in perspective. So that the Queen can spend more time in Craigowan Lodge on the grounds of Castle Balmoral* without having to exert too much physical effort, the residence is to be equipped with a wheelchair-accessible elevator, among other things. At the same time, various safety systems are to be optimized.
“For years we’ve thought it would be the perfect place for the Queen to spend more time when she’s older. It’s one of her favorite places in the country. With a proper lift and the new security system, she can retire and spend a lot more time there in peace in her late 90s,” the Daily Mail quoted a Scottish insider as saying.
The cost of the conversion should amount to the equivalent of almost 24,000 euros. However, there is still no official confirmation of the project from the British royal family*. * 24royal.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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