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An estate with a fine mansionhouse in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Birkhall is situated on the left bank of the River Muick, to the southwest of Ballater. The property was acquired from the Aberdalgie family by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, as it was adjacent to the Balmoral Estate. Birkhall became the Deeside home of their son Edward, while Prince of Wales, and later of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (1900 - 2004) and then HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay. A fine wire suspension bridge erected in 1880 crosses the River Muick here.

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