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Bright In Blue: Queen Elizabeth Opens Record-Breaking New Bridge in Scotland

  September 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were on hand Monday to officially open the new Queensferry Crossing, the third bridge across the Firth of Forth. They first greeted school children and construction workers on the south side of the bridge, before travelling across the bridge in a state car as the RAF Red Arrows performed a flypast overhead. Once on the south side of the bridge, the Queen – who … Continue reading

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Laughs Aplenty For The Windsors At 2017 Braemar Gathering

  September 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

From the specially constructed Royal Box on the grounds of The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, members of the Windsor clan enjoyed the annual Braemar Gathering on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, along with the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, laughed merrily as they watched traditional Highland games take place. Among the events that were on … Continue reading

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Brilliant in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Visits Royal Society of Edinburgh

  July 7, 2017 at 11:38 am by

For her last engagement of Holyrood Week, Queen Elizabeth paid a visit to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Friday where she presented the annual Royal Medals to three individuals. This year’s medals went to Professor Peter Boyle Corr for his contribution to global cancer control, Professor Tessa Holyoake for her contribution to the field of life sciences, and Donald Runnicles for his contribution to music on an international level. The … Continue reading

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A Canal For You, Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s Engagements in Scotland

  July 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm by

Queen Elizabeth added yet another location named after her to her stable, as she and the Duke of Edinburgh today officially named the Queen Elizabeth II Canal in the Falkirk District. The couple joined a flotilla of sea craft along the canal to The Helix during the visit, which included an inspection of The Kelpies, two larger-than-life horse sculptures created by Andy Scott. Afterwards, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke headed to Stirling … Continue reading

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A Royal Garden Party in Edinburgh

  July 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

Over 8,000 people have attended a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh today hosted by Queen Elizabeth, who was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of York. Among the guests were veterans of the Women’s Royal Naval Service and members of Police Scotland. Earlier in the day, Queen Elizabeth received the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, in an audience at the Palace (Sturgeon later attended … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Heads North For Holyrood Week

  July 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Edinburgh on Monday to begin her annual week of engagements in the capital, known as Holyrood Week. She participated in the traditional welcoming ceremony, the Ceremony of the Keys, in the forecourt of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. During the ceremony, the monarch is presented the keys to the city by the Lord Provost, this year Frank Ross. In accordance with tradition, Queen Elizabeth immediately returned … Continue reading

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Charles Turns Train Driver During Visit to Banchory, Scotland

  April 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm by

The Prince of Wales tried his hand at being a train driver during his Monday visit to the Royal Deeside Railway Preservation Society in Milton of Crathes, Banchory (a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland). Charles met with the Society’s volunteers and train driver James West before he donned a pair of custom overalls over his kilt and stepped into the cab of a steam train that his The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation assisted in … Continue reading

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Go Team: Prince Harry and Princess Anne Attend England-Scotland Rugby Match

  March 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

At Twickenham Stadium today, it was Prince Harry who was the jubilant royal out of himself and his aunt, the Princess Royal, as they watched England defeat Scotland in the fourth round of the Six Nations Championship, which also clinched their win of the overall championship. The two royals joined 82,000 fans for the match. Prince Harry is patron of the Rugby Football Union, while Princess Anne is patron of … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Visits Aberdeen University

  January 18, 2017 at 11:33 am by

As their Chancellor, the Duchess of Cornwall – known as the Duchess of Rothesay whilst in Scotland – paid a visit to the University of Aberdeen on Wednesday. The purpose of her visit was to officially open the new Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health centre at the university’s Medical School Campus. The Institute focuses on research into nutrition and food. The Duchess, donning a white lab coat, was shown around the new … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Charles and Anne For Braemar Highland Games

  September 3, 2016 at 4:34 pm by

The annual Braemar Highland Gathering took place today at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, Scotland, with Queen Elizabeth joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence for this year’s games. Sitting in the royal pavilion, the royals were in stitches, sharing laughs amongst themselves, as they enjoyed the traditional events – Highland dancing, tug-of-wars, … Continue reading

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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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