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King Abdullah & Queen Rania Attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  August 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm by

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania and as the guest of honour, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended on Sunday the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which took place at the UK’s historic Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. During the event the couple watched a number of tattoos performed by military bands from different part of the world including the Jordanian bands: the Royal Jordanian Honora Guard – Silent Drill Team, the Jordanian … Continue reading

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Fancy A Spot of Seaweed Harvesting Sir? Prince Charles in the Highlands

  July 29, 2016 at 2:37 pm by

Prince Charles has gone up to Scottish Highlands, and today spent part of his day learning about the process of harvesting edible seaweed from the coastlines of Caithness. During his visit to New Wave Foods, the Prince donned a white lab coat over his suit jacket and kilt for a tour of the factory that produces edible seaweed. Later it was into more appropriate attire as he was taken ‘into … Continue reading

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Order of the Thistle Service Takes Place at St Giles’ Cathedral

  July 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

The 2016 Order of the Thistle service has taken place at the St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince William and Princess Anne. Wearing their ceremonial robes, they were joined by the other Knights and Ladies of the Order for the service ahead of a lunch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Order of the Thistle is Scotland’s highest order of chivalry, and … Continue reading

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A Day in Dundee For Queen Elizabeth and Her Duke

  July 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm by

Holyrood Week continued in Dundee today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a visit to the city for a day of engagements. One of the main parts of the day was the official opening of the Slessor Gardens along the Dundee Waterfront, which are named after Mary Slessor, a missionary born in Aberdeen, but raised in Dundee who spent most of her adult life working in Africa. After the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Advises All to ‘Stay Calm’ During Opening of Scottish Parliament

  July 2, 2016 at 3:12 pm by

Speaking at the opening of the Fifth Session of Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today, Queen Elizabeth spoke of the benefits of keeping calm “in an increasingly complex and demanding world”, a statement of particular relevance considering the aftermath of last week’s ‘Brexit’ vote. “Retaining the ability to stay calm and collected can at times be hard. As this Parliament has successfully demonstrated over the years, one hallmark of leadership in such a fast-moving world … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Arrives in Scotland For Holyrood Week

  July 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm by

Holyrood Week has kicked off today, as Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Scotland via train for their annual week of engagements in the country. They travelled directly to the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh for the traditional Ceremony of the Keys, in which the keys to the city are presented to the monarch by the Lord Provost, which are then immediately returned. The Queen wore a … Continue reading

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A Royal Visit for the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards at their Scottish Base

  March 24, 2016 at 5:36 pm by

The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards had a visit from their Deputy Colonel-in-Chief, the Duke of Kent, today at their base in Scotland. The Duke was given a tour of Leuchars Station, located in Fife, that has been the home base of the regiment since the middle of 2015. The regiment is the only cavalry regiment of Scotland and is the United Kingdom’s lead light cavalry battlegroup. Prince Edward then opened the new mess … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Heads North to Edinburgh

  February 24, 2016 at 9:46 pm by

It was up to Edinburgh today for the Duchess of Cambridge, as she undertook several engagements in the Scottish capital. Wearing a dark green Max Mara coat over a houndstooth skirt and black turtleneck, Kate first visited St Catherine’s Primary School as part of her patronage of Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity. The Duchess accompanied the students in signing and performing the actions to the school’s “Welcome Everybody” song. “Everybody … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Dundee

  October 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, made their first official visit to Dundee, Scotland today. The purpose of their visit was to highlight mental health issues affecting young people. View image | gettyimages.com The couple met with young people dealing with mental health challenges. They also visited The Corner and participated in an anti-bullying workshop and held a private meeting with … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Commemorate Battle of Loos 100th Anniversary

  September 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesy, as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are known as whilst in Scotland, today attended a service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Loos, one of the largest British battles of World War One. Dundee’s City Square was transformed into a ‘cathedral’ of sorts, for a service attended by over 1,000 people, including veterans, current servicemen and politicians. … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Public Appearance Since July

  September 13, 2015 at 3:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge is back in action again now that her maternity leave after the birth of Princess Charlotte has come to an end. For her first public appearance since earlier this summer, the Duchess attended a morning service at Crathie Kirk in Scotland. The Cambridges have been staying at Balmoral whilst the Queen celebrated her milestone of becoming the country’s longest reigning monarch. Kate sported a new hairstyle … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Becomes Longest Reigning British Monarch While in Scotland

  September 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm by

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has become the country’s longest reigning monarch, and she spent the day in Scotland where she undertook one public engagement. Joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen officially opened the new Scottish Borders railway line that creates a train link from Edinburgh to the Borders, with the new station located in Tweedbank. She and the Duke took the Union of South Africa steam train from Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip Begin Holyrood Week

  June 30, 2015 at 1:56 pm by

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun their annual week-long stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse today, with the traditional Ceremony of the Keys taking place in the Palace’s forecourt. Welcoming Queen Elizabeth to her “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland” was the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Donald Wilson, who presented her with a set of keys to the city. The Queen then returned the keys to Mr … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Opens New Gym at Dumfries House Estate

  April 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales is currently up in Scotland, where he today opened the new indoor gymnasium and climbing wall at the Dumfries House Estate. During his visit to the new facilities, Prince Charles played badminton and table tennis with local school children who will benefit from the new gym. He also hopped on an stationary exercise bike that will be used for spin classes. The climbing wall however got a … Continue reading

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The Duke of Kent Hospitalised with Hip Injury

  April 6, 2015 at 8:42 pm by

The Duke of Kent has been hospitalised with a hip injury, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson has confirmed. “I can confirm that the Duke of Kent was admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland for treatment of a hip injury,” the spokesperson said. The Duke was admitted on Sunday. It is believed he suffered a dislocated hip while staying on the Balmoral Estate.

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

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William and Catherine On First Joint Engagement Since Tour

  May 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm by

On 29 May, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or the Earl and Countes of Strathearn as they are known in Scotland, performed their first official engagement together in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, since their tour to Australia and New Zealand in April. Since the tour, William has hosted a charity gala at Windsor Castle. They firstly visited the Strathearn Community Campus, where they chatted with local children and were … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Presents Medals in Edinburgh

  August 12, 2013 at 8:47 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh made his first public appearance in almost two months today, presenting medals in Scotland. He presented the Royal Medals, which are awarded for contributions to life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, humanities and social sciences, and business and commerce, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to Professor Sir John Cadogan, Professor Michael Ferguson and Sir Ian Wood. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RSE, and … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital Again

  August 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm by

The Duke of Edinburgh was admitted to hospital again today. According to Buckingham Palace spokesman, Prince Philip travelled to the Scottish hospital, about 40 miles away from Balmoral where the Duke and the Queen are staying, as a “precautionary measure”. The Prince appears to be suffering from recurrence of the bladder infection that saw him hospitalised back in June. Prince Philip is likely to remain in hospital for the next … Continue reading

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Order of The Thistle 2012: Pomp, Ceremony, And a New Knight

  July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm by

The annual Order of the Thistle ceremony took place today amid the usual impressive display of pomp and centuries-old ceremony. The event – one of the highlights of the Queen’s annual Holyrood week – was all the more special this year since a new Knight was officially installed – the Earl of Strathearn (as Prince William is known in Scotland). The installation ceremony was conducted by the Dean of the … Continue reading

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