The Queen has travelled to Scotland with members of the royal household for his or her conventional week of occasions.
The 96-year-old monarch was accompanied by her youngest son, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and his spouse, Sophie, for the historic Ceremony of the Keys – the standard opener to Holyrood week for the royal household.
The Earl and Countess of Fofar, because the royal couple are recognized whereas in Scotland, are becoming a member of her majesty for the occasion which is going down on the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The ceremony historically sees the monarch handed the keys of town and welcomed to her “historic and hereditary kingdom of Scotland”.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall may even take part in a collection of public engagements in Scotland over the approaching days.
The annual occasion – recognized in Scotland as ‘Royal Week’ – sees the Queen and, sometimes, different members of the royal household, visiting varied areas all through the nation to rejoice Scottish tradition, achievement and neighborhood.
The Queen additionally hosts a backyard celebration on the Palace of Holyroodhouse to pay tribute to the nice work undertaken by folks from all walks of life all through Scotland.
The celebration is accompanied by music from regimental bands and The Royal Scottish Pipers Society.
Historically, the Queen additionally undertakes a collection of public engagements all through the week.
The occasions come simply weeks after 4 days of platinum jubilee celebrations to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign, making her the world’s second-longest reigning monarch.
The world’s longest-reigning monarch was Louis XIV of France, who remained on the throne for 72 years and 110 days between 1643 and 1715.
Ongoing mobility issues have resulted within the Queen stepping again from some public duties over the past 9 months, together with the Opening of Parliament in early Could, and quite a few occasions surrounding the platinum jubilee celebrations at the start of June.
Regardless of this, she pledged to proceed to serve the nation “to the most effective of my capability supported by my household”.