Queen Elizabeth II
Queen's Traditional Balmoral Welcome Scaled Back Amid Mobility Problems Photo by Kirsty O'Connor/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Prince Charles has been making “unusual” daily morning visits to Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle amid reports of her recurring mobility issues. Traditionally, the Queen is given a welcome party upon her arrival to Balmoral during the summer months, but this year, the event was moved behind the castle doors. Royal experts claim that unplanned visits between the Queen and the Prince of Wales are a rather uncustomary practice.

Ingrid Seward, of Majesty Magazine, said that people assume the Royal Family regularly see each other and that both Charles and his mother visit each other often, but that is not the reality. These impromptu visits from Charles are highly unusual, Seward noted. Geography is often the culprit to blame that prevents the Royals from seeing each other, as they are often scattered around the country, the Mirror reported.

Meanwhile, Boris Johnson and his successor are to take a trip to Balmoral for the appointment of a new Prime Minister, as the Queen is not expected to travel to London for the ceremony. Her advisors have expressed their concerns over her comfort during the next Prime Minister’s 48-hour visit amid her mobility issues which she has been suffering from more than a year.

She was also reported to be absent from her regular Sunday church services, however, it is believed that she will be attending the annual Braemer games next weekend. The Palace has yet to make any comments on reports that the Queen will be appointing her new Prime Minister at Balmoral Castle on Sept 6. However, the decision for the arrangements is set to be announced sometime next week.

This would be the first time in the Queen’s 70-year reign when she will be appointing a new Prime Minister outside of Buckingham Palace, although previous monarchs have been known to do so. Queen Victoria often asked her newly appointed Prime Ministers to visit her at Balmoral Castle. In 1908, King Edward VII asked Herbert Asquith to travel to Biarritz, southwest France for his appointment. The last Prime Minister to be appointed away from Buckingham Palace was Winston Churchill in 1952 when he kissed the hand of the newly appointed Queen at Heathrow Airport.

Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth
Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, known as the Duke of Rothesay when in Scotland and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II attend the Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (also known as the Royal Company of Archers) Reddendo Parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on June 30, 2022. Photo by Jane Barlow/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

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