Kate Middleton shows off laidback look with Prince William as they join the Queen at Balmoral

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KATE Middleton is enjoying her summer holidays with the Queen in Balmoral and has been pictured debuting a laidback and relaxed look during her break.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, looked flawless in jeans and a green sweatshirt as she clambered out of a Range Rover with Prince William, 37, and the Queen, 93.

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Kate Middleton was seen wearing jeans and a green top with the Queen and Prince William at Balmoral[/caption]

The Cambridges joined the Queen on her annual Scottish holiday last week and were snapped flying commercially with Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, four, and one-year-old Prince Louis.

The family took a £73-a-head Flybe to reach Aberdeen Airport from Norwich on Thursday, and the royal family are said to have lunched together on the Friday.

It came as Meghan and Prince Harry have come under fire for taking four private jets in 11 days while flying to Ibiza for Meghan’s birthday and then to Elton John’s £15million home in Nice.

The candid shots show the Queen dressed in a tartan skirt, woollen jumper and dark green coat.

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The Cambridges have taken their kids to see the Queen at her Scottish residence[/caption]

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The Queen was spotted driving herself on the estate wearing a tartan skirt[/caption]

Her Majesty drove herself during the family jaunt on the Balmoral estate, where she has been staying at for a few weeks.

Mum-of-three Kate completed her casual look with a rucksack, no doubt full of supplies for their outdoor pursuits around the sprawling royal residence.

The royal family typically spend their time doing walks, fishing, picnics, BBQs and games during their stay.

Prince Philip, who is rarely seen out and about since retiring, was also spotted around the castle grounds with his daughter Princess Anne.

Anne’s oldest child Peter Philips, 41, is also said to have been seen with wife Autumn, 41.

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Prince Philip was spotted walking around Balmoral[/caption]

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Princess Anne was spotted with husband Captain Tim Laurence, right[/caption]

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The Queen was seen getting out of her Range Rover[/caption]

The Royal residence has often been described as “the most beautiful place on Earth” and is often referred to as the Queen’s favourite home.

It’s been a difficult week for the Queen, as questions have been raised over Prince Andrew’s friendship with disgraced Jeffrey Epstein.

In a statement Prince Andrew has said he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during their time together.

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Every year the royal family travel to Balmoral Castle to visit the Queen[/caption]

A royal source said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will wait until next month before making the trip to Scotland.

They told Fabulous Digital: “Harry and Meghan won’t be going up at the same time as William and the cousins. They plan to go next month.”

Instead of being in the Scottish retreat with his brother and his family, Prince Harry has had work commitments and attended the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium yesterday.

Prince Harry has been a Patron of the Rugby Football League since December 2016.

THE QUEEN'S SUMMER RETREAT AT BALMORAL

Balmoral Castle has been a Royal residence since 1852.

The estate and its original castle were purchased privately by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, and to this day remain the private property of the Royal Family.

The castle is classified by Historic Scotland as a category A listed building, and costs around £3 million annually to run.

Every summer, the Monarch returns to the Balmoral estate with her husband Prince Philip.

Throughout the summer, much of the royal family – including Charles, Camilla, William, and Kate – will join her and Prince Philip for their annual “summer break.”

The Royal residence has often been described as “the most beautiful place on Earth” and is often referred to as the Queen’s favourite home.

The Queen is often seen riding horses or driving her beloved Range Rover over the estate’s rugged terrain.

The castle gardens were first opened to the public in 1931.

They now open daily between April and the end of July, after which Queen Elizabeth arrives for her annual stay.

Writing for the Daily Mail, royal expert Robert Jobson claims Kate and William want to avoid Prince Harry at Balmoral after he said in wants “two kids, maximum” to save the planet.

He wrote: “The Duke of Sussex’s latest ‘woke’ outburst, in which he declared that he and Meghan plan to have only two children ‘maximum’ in a bid to save the planet, may well have irked the Cambridges, who already have three.”

The royal commentator also highlighted how Meghan may have rubbed her sister-in-law up the wrong way when she said she didn’t want to appear “boastful” by appearing on the front cover of her Vogue September issue.


Meghan and Harry’s gas-guzzling trips have seen critics call the Sussexes hyprocrites after Prince Harry recently talked about saving the planet and climate change at Google Camp. 

Elton revealed he paid for the private Cessna jets to and from his home – which would have cost around £12,000 – for the “couple’s protection”.

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