The Queen’s servants were frozen to death at Balmoral Castle after Storm Arwen cut power for five days.
Staff skeletons were smashed by 90mph winds and blizzards at the Royal estate in Highland.
But Balmoral sources say castle workers have kept warm by helping locals.
They use wood-burning stoves and camp stoves to provide hot water for their cottages and provide soup for retirees.
It comes after My Gwrych Castle in North Wales was evacuated during a storm.
Balmoral’s power is now back up and running, but some lodges and remote hunting lodges on the 50,000-acre property are still cut.
An insider said: “The staff are a very hardworking team as winters in the Highlands can be tough. But without heating it was frozen.
“Everybody gathered. Castles have no special treatment.
“Everybody says it’s a good job the Queen stays in Windsor or Norfolk in December.”
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Northern Powergrid said 6,000 customers remained without power, with more snow and rain forecast.
Soldiers visited locals in Weardale, Co Durham affected by the storm.
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