Queen's Balmoral Castle is infested with bats, expert says
Royal commentator Adam Helliker told the Sun that some servants were struggling to cope with a colony of pipistrelle who nest in rafters. Queen tells the staff at Aberdeenshire Castle so they can catch them with nets. Mr. Heliker said, "When I checked last summer, there were still bats.
"They can not get rid of it.
"Many servants want to get rid of them while they defecate everywhere.
"It's a protected species, so they can not move them.
"You can not move bats when it's their habitat. "
Balmoral Castle has been used by the royal family since the 1850 years
Bats are thought to have been in Balmoral for three decades.
The royal expert explained: "She used to handle the net, but she is not doing it now.
"Now, I'm telling the queen he's shouting encouragement but watching the proceedings unfold.
"It's more of a show than the staff presented to him.
The Queen and Prince Philip with a Young Prince Charles and Princess Anne at Balmoral
"It's just one of the things they do at Balmoral to keep them from getting bored stiff. "
He even claimed that after horses and corgis, bats were the third favorite animal of the monarch.
The queen goes to Balmoral every year in July and stays there until October.
Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert bought the estate and the original 1852 castle.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Balmoral in 2005
The site of 50 000 Acres is privately owned by the Royal Family and not part of the Crown Estate.
In 1887, the castle saw Victoria's magnificent granddaughter, Victoria Eugenie, become Princess Beatrice, and Victoria Eugenie became queen of Spain .
Victoria also hosted a visit by Tsar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra to the estate.
Royal visits are temporarily interrupted during the Second World War.
This article appeared first (in English) on SUNDAY EXPRESS