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    Kate Snow reports from Scotland's Balmoral Castle for "Good Morning America." <p> More than 150 years ago Queen Victoria fell in love with the Scottish highlands, and Balmoral Estate has been a favorite family retreat ever since. <p> Recently, the castle was a favorite residence of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. <p> "She loved the country," said William Shawcross, author of Queen Elizabeth's official royal biography, "The Queen Mother." "She enjoyed walking a lot. She enjoyed fishing, and later in life, she was fishing in waders, right up into her 90s."
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    The Queen drives herself around the Balmoral Estate in a green Range Rover. There's a tradition that when the Queen leaves for the season, the staff gives her sweet peas to take back to London. In Queen Victoria's day, in the 1850's, it would take her 66 and a half hours to get to Balmoral from London.
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    "I think the fact that the royal family loved Scotland so much, since the early part of Queen Victoria's reign, has had a very important effect on the unity of Scotland and England," William Shawcross said of the family's connection to Balmoral Castle. "The royal family's love of Scotland has helped keep those parts of the kingdom together." <p> <a href="http://www.royal.gov.uk/" target="external">CLICK HERE</a> for more information on the Royal Family and Balmoral.
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