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 them with the phrase, “I return these keys, being perfectly convinced that they cannot be placed in better hands than those of the Lord Provost and Councillors of my good City of Edinburgh.”

The Queen had earlier inspected a guard of honour made up of the Balaklava Company, the Argyll and Sunderland Highlanders, and the 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (5 SCOTS).

A garden party will be held at the Palace tomorrow.

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