Abergeldie Castle in Aberdeenshire, near to Queen Elizabeth's Balmoral estate, survived Storm Frank after “teetering on the brink” following the overflow of the River Dee. John Seton Howard Gordon, Baron Abergeldie, was forced to evacuate from his family’s ancestral home, which sits on an 11,687-acre estate. The 76-year-old nobleman and his wife sought refuge with their neighbor Gordon Fraser.
King Edward VIII leaped into financial uncertainty the moment he signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936. That same day, Edward, now known as Duke of Windsor, entered into an agreement with his younger brother and successor, King George VI, that secured him £25,000 annually for the rest of his life. However, the King later renounced this agreement and instead offered him a smaller amount which would cease upon the King's death. The condition is that Edward should never step into British soil unless invited by government.