Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson traveled to Balmoral for a short vacation with their two daughters, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, and Queen Elizabeth II.

The decision to allow the Duchess of York into the Queen’s estate came as a surprise to royal fans since Ferguson is no longer married to Prince Andrew. But the reason behind Her Majesty’s decision has also been revealed.

Prince Andrew and Ferguson are reportedly being taken away from the spotlight amid the sudden death of Jeffrey Epstein, a disgraced financier. Prince Andrew and Epstein were once good friends, and they were also accused of sexual misconduct.

On Saturday, it was reported that Epstein took his own life while in the Manhattan jail where he was awaiting trial on his sex trafficking charges. Just one day earlier, hundreds of pages of documents related to the sex trafficking operation were released.

Meanwhile, this isn’t the first summer that Prince Andrew and Ferguson traveled to Balmoral to spend some quality time with each other and to be with the monarch.

“Prince Andrew and Sarah are at Balmoral as guests of the Queen and are expected to be there for a number of days. They will be joined by their daughters for some of the holidays… It’s not the first time they’ve been there as a couple in recent years but it’s significant because of all the rumors about them getting back together,” a royal insider said.

In recent months, there have been speculations suggesting that the Duke and Duchess of York have officially gotten back together. In fact, some royal fans are also convinced that they will tie the knot again very soon. However, their union may not take place while Prince Philip is still alive.

The royal insider claimed that the Queen has a very different stance from her husband. She reportedly allowed Prince Andrew and Ferguson to vacation with her in Balmoral to show that she approves of their rekindled romance.

Prince Andrew, Sarah Ferguson
Pictured: Prince Andrew, Ferguson attend the Virgin London Marathon on April 25, 2010 in London, England. on April 25, 2010 in London, England. Getty Images/Gareth Cattermole