Britain’s Queen Elizabeth reduces cottage prices on Balmoral estate

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has reduced the price of cottages for rent on her Balmoral estate.
The 89-year-old royal’s summer retreat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland has seen some bridges and paths washed away by Storm Frank and in order to encourage holidaymakers to continue visiting the cottages, up to 40 per cent has been taken off the cost of a week’s stay.
A post on the estate’s official Facebook read: “The Balmoral Estate was lucky to escape the worst of the storm’s ravages; however our neighbours in Ballater bore the full brunt.
“Words cannot describe the devastation that has been caused to people’s property and livelihoods in our local villages, but we are extremely grateful to all of the emergency services and authorities who through a co-ordinated and rapid response miraculously ensured that no lives were lost during this period of extreme weather.”
The Queen’s estate also urged for any visitors to take “extreme care” when on the estate until all the damage has been repaired.
The post continued: “The clearing up has begun and it will take a considerable amount of time. On the estate this includes the re-building of paths and bridges, clearing of debris and fallen trees.
“We would ask all walkers, cyclists and visitors to the estate to take extreme care as paths may be washed away, bridges unsafe and river banks undercut and it will take some time for all these to be assessed and repaired.”