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Princess Royal's Cairn

A tall square pyramid constructed of roughly dressed granite blocks within the policies of Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, the Princess Royal's Cairn is located on the summit of Canup, within the Woods of Garmaddie, 1¾ miles (2.7 km) southwest of Balmoral Castle. Topped with a ball finial, the cairn was built to celebrate the marriage of Victoria, the British Princess Royal, to Prince Frederick William of Prussia on the 25th January 1858. Victoria was Queen Victoria's eldest child and became Empress of Germany when her terminally-ill husband acceded to the throne in 1888.


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