Her beloved Balmoral estate in the Scottish Highlands became the place where she was "most happy," and where she spent every summer since her childhood. For the first time since her death, King Charles and Queen Camilla have kept her tradition alive, having welcomed their first guests to the Castle on the 50,000 acre estate on 21 August.
According to ITV News' Royal Editor Chris Ship, Princess Eugenie arrived in Scotland with two-year-old August and baby Ernest on Tuesday, while Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and their family were also seen. It's not yet known which other members of the royal family will venture to Scotland to join the King and Queen, but it seems likely the Prince and Princess of Wales will take their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis for a restorative break away at their cottage in on the estate, Tam-Na-Ghar.
With copious amounts of green space, horse riding, fishing, barbecues, picnics and sunshine galore, it's no wonder the royals love taking their children to Balmoral Castle for the final instalment of summer before royal duties and school resumes in September.
From the late Queen's Balmoral playdates with her late sister Princess Margaret, to King Charles and Princess Anne's barbecues with their late father Prince Philip, we've delved into the archives to find the sweetest photos of royal children enjoying their summer holidays at Balmoral Castle. Keep scrolling to see more…