For the first time in her reign the Queen will appoint the new UK prime minister in her Scottish castle rather than at Buckingham Palace.

Balmoral Castle is a large estate house in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, owned by Queen Elizabeth II

It is near the village of Crathie, 9 miles (14 kilometres) west of Ballater and 50 miles (80 kilometres) west of Aberdeen.

Balmoral has been one of the residences of the British royal family since 1852, when the estate and its original castle were bought from the Farquharson family by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria

In normal circumstances the Queen would appoint the next prime minister from Buckingham Palace or Windsor. Today (September 6) Boris Johnson will travel to Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, where the Queen will hold an audience with the outgoing Prime Minister before receiving Liz Truss.

The 96-year-old monarch has been advised to stay at her summer residence in the Scottish Highlands to appoint her 15th British Prime Minister

A source told The Sun around two weeks ahead of the planned ceremony that “the Queen has now been advised not to travel”.