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Queen Elizabeth Is Reportedly Back From Her Summer Holiday in Scotland

Just in time for Princess Eugenie's wedding.
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The Queen is reportedly back in London. After a months-long summer holiday at Balmoral, her residence in Scotland, the British monarch is thought to be back home at Buckingham Palace.

This morning, Richard Palmer, the royal correspondent for the Daily Express, pointed out that the royal standard was once again flying above Buckingham Palace, indicating that the Queen is back in residence. Per the royal family's website, the royal standard, which is the sovereign's flag, "is flown when The Queen is in residence in one of the Royal Palaces."

"The royal standard is flying at Buckingham Palace: the Queen is back at work in London after her annual break at Balmoral (where she still has to go through government papers every day, of course)," Palmer wrote on Twitter.

The timing of her return makes sense, as October will be a busy month for the monarch.

Later this week, the Queen will attend her granddaughter Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle. The Queen will also host an afternoon reception for the newlyweds following the ceremony, just as she did for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle earlier this year.

And then, later this month, Elizabeth II will host King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima at Buckingham Palace during their state visit to the United Kingdom. During the trip, the Queen will welcome her fellow European monarchs with a private lunch followed by a tour of the Palace's picture gallery, which will feature a special exhibition of works in the royal collection with ties to the Netherlands.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will also spend time with Prince Charles, the Duke of Kent, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex during their trip.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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