Most public facilities are closed in the UK due to country closures, but people are allowed to exercise and socialize outside, leading many to quiet public places if nature calls during the day.
“I am disappointed to see so many handkerchiefs discarded on the property today. In addition to the trails and monuments. Please remember that there are currently no public toilets open for miles,” Balmoral staff wrote.
“Part of the problem is that we see a lot of non-degradable handkerchiefs being dumped in the countryside,” they added. “Also, people choose to lighten up next to a busy path or monument, rather than moving a little further away to avoid pollution.”
But the castle acknowledged that people might need to be relieved as they walk around the royal estate.
“If you need to pee, do so at least 30 feet from puddles or streams,” they added in a tweet on Sunday. “If you need to defecate, do so as far away from buildings, paths, streams and domestic animals as possible. Plug the feces into a shallow hole and replace the lawn.”
The Queen and family members spend a few weeks each year on a 50,000-acre estate in the Scottish Highlands.
She spent most of her detention in Britain on another royal estate in Windsor, near London.