Monday, February 8, 2016

Balmoral Castle may be sold

February 8, 1896


Several London newspapers are stating that after the death of Queen Victoria, it "will be found Her Majesty" has bequeathed Osborne House to Princess Beatrice, "including the right of gift of the living of Whippingham Church, reports the Chicago Daily Tribune.

It is understood that the reason for this inheritance is due to Princess Beatrice's wishes "that the remains of her husband be interred there."  The Prince of Wales is expected to inherit Balmoral Castle, as he is the "only member of the royal family capable of supporting it."  The castle also could be sold, and the "proceeds divided" between the Duke of Connaught,  Princess Christian, Princess Louise and the children of the late Duke of Albany.

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