The Royal Box episode 30: Life at Balmoral and what it’s really like to be on a royal tour

The Queen traditionally retreats to Balmoral every summer - but why do the royals love the Scottish estate so much? Host Kate Thornton is joined by royal commentator Omid Scobie, The Sun’s former royal editor Duncan Larcombe and The Sunday Times’ royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah to discuss life at Balmoral and where the royals like to holiday to get away from it all.

With upcoming overseas trips for the Cambridges and the Sussexes planned, the guests talk about the importance of royal tours and the planning that goes into them to make them run like clockwork.

Plus they reveal some personal anecdotes from what it’s like to cover a royal tour.