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H.M.The Queen meets with the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Queen Elizabeth accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh opened the Queen Elizabeth II Canal at the Helix, Grangemouth, Falkirk, and attended a lunch with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Stirling Castle today, July 5:



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** dailymail: Purple reign! The Queen wears a bold coat dress and hat to officially open a new section of canal named in her honour near the Kelpies in Scotland **
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Telegraph article: Horse-barge parade! Queen is all smiles as she opens Scottish canal alongside stunning 30m-high Kelpies sculptures
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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have led a small flotilla along a new canal as they visited one of Scotland's most popular attractions.

The royal couple completed the last stretch of their journey to the Kelpies sculptures in Falkirk by barge - and formally opened the new canal section in the process.

Named after the monarch, the Queen Elizabeth II Canal forms the eastern gateway to the Forth and Clyde Canal and flows right up to the acclaimed horse-head sculptures.
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Queen Elizabeth opened the factory building Ochils 2017 at Highland Spring Ltd., Blackford today, July 6:



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** dailymail: Tangerine Queen! Monarch wears a vibrant orange ensemble to open a Highland Spring factory **
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:28 AM
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Telegraph article: The Queen opens a new Highland Spring factory
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The Queen has officially opened a new factory building for the UK's top producer of bottled water.

She was presented with a specially-labelled bottle of Highland Spring water she helped make after pressing the button to start the new production line.

The commemorative bottles have a crown on the thistle logo and the slogan "Specially selected for Her Majesty the Queen".
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Group operations director Bryan McCluskey showed the Queen around the factory and explained the bottling process, describing the visit as an "enormous honour".

He said: "Having the longest-reigning monarch coming to see the fastest bottling line in the UK was amazing. She was really interested and could quote some of the statistics she had heard.

"She was very impressed with the new bottle design and we presented one of the new bottles to her which she had effectively made."
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The Queen has officially opened a new factory building for the UK's top producer of bottled water today. The royal visited Highland Spring in Blackford, Perth and Kinross, and will tour the bottling hall and press a button to start the new production line. Producing more than 20 bottles per second, the new production line is the fastest of its type in the UK:
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Prince Philip conducted his final Duke of Edinburgh gold awards at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Scotland. The duke held receptions for the young people who have achieved the Gold Standard in the Duke of Edinburgh Award:
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HRH Prince Philip presents his final DoE gold ceremony in Scotland

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Prince Philip hands out his final DOE Awards before retirement-
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Here are more pics of the Duke of Edinburgh's presentation and reception today:


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** dailymail: Could this be Philip's LAST Duke of Edinburgh presentation? Royal hosts 'poignant' youth achievement awards **
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He's a pro on working the crowds. I would suggest we all do this whenever we're at parties and receptions.
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Queen Elizabeth as Patron presented Royal Medals at the Royal Society of Edinburgh today, July 7:


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Our tireless, smiling and very cute monarch carried out her last visit of Holyrood week today:

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The Queen has presented Royal medals at the Royal Society in Edinburgh today. The accolades are awarded for distinction and international repute in several categories including Life Sciences, the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Previous recipients have included Nobel Laureates such as Sir James Black and Professor Peter Higgs:
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Queen Elizabeth accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh opened the Queen Elizabeth II Canal at the Helix, Grangemouth, Falkirk, and attended a lunch with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Stirling Castle today, July 5:

There's been a lot of angry comments regarding the name of the canal. It should just have been the Queen Elizabeth Canal and many in Scotland are angry that it's been called Elizabeth II.
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There's been a lot of angry comments regarding the name of the canal. It should just have been the Queen Elizabeth Canal and many in Scotland are angry that it's been called Elizabeth II.
Apologies if this comes across as a silly question, but why?

Or is it thought that the canal name is given to not just one Queen Elizabeth??! Bit pointless really, sharing the name! Only my opinion of course!
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Isn't it because the Queen isn't considered Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland? This is because of course when Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne of England Scotland was a separate kingdom.
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Apologies if this comes across as a silly question, but why?

Or is it thought that the canal name is given to not just one Queen Elizabeth??! Bit pointless really, sharing the name! Only my opinion of course!
In Scotland Elizabeth II is Elizabeth I. Elizabeth I of England was not Queen of Scotland. Thus the angry comments.
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Bit of background here in particular about the fact E II R appeared on post boxes in Scotland after the Queen's accession
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillar_Box_War

Apparently now the monarch will take the highest number from either Scotland or England, e.g the Queen is Elizabeth II as there has been a Elizabeth I in one of the Kingdoms past.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:21 AM
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Apologies if this comes across as a silly question, but why?

Or is it thought that the canal name is given to not just one Queen Elizabeth??! Bit pointless really, sharing the name! Only my opinion of course!

"How can there be an Elizabeth the second when we never had Elizabeth the first?"

These are the words of a Scots song written around the time Elizabeth became Queen. Elizabeth I was Queen of England and not Scotland which was a separate kingdom. Elizabeth was succeeded by James VI King of Scots who became James I & VI. Edward VIIs regnal number was often omitted in Scotland, even by the Church of Scotland, on the grounds that it was an English number. When Elizabeth became Queen and was proclaimed Elizabeth II there where widespread protests in Scotland and the cypher EIIR was defaced whenever it appeared. Post boxes bearing the cypher were blown up and the decision was taken to cease using it in Scotland. Post boxes now bear the Scottish crown. Documents have come to light in recent years that show that Elizabeth was concerned about insulting Scots and wanted to use the style Elizabeth I&II but she was overruled by Churchill.
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Bit of background here in particular about the fact E II R appeared on post boxes in Scotland after the Queen's accession
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillar_Box_War

Apparently now the monarch will take the highest number from either Scotland or England, e.g the Queen is Elizabeth II as there has been a Elizabeth I in one of the Kingdoms past.
This was Churchill's suggestion but I can't see it happening. Say a Constantine became King, if he was proclaimed Constantine IV I don't think the English would be too happy so it would be better to use both numbers, I&IV.
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Today, July 11, Queen Elizabeth received the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, at Buckingham Palace:


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And later she and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception for winners of The Queen's Awards for Enterprise:



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** dailymail: The Queen is resplendent in summer florals as she hosts entrepreneurs at her home alongside Prince Philip **
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Queen Elizabeth accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh opened the new Headquarters of the Metropolitan Police in London today, July 13:



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** dailymail: Never off duty! Queen is resplendent in sunshine yellow as she arrives to open the new Met HQ **
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