The Queen opens the Scottish Parliament

HM the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh are on their annual official visit to Edinburgh. The Queen arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, received the Keys of the City, and reviewed the guard of honour on July 1st. On June 2nd, she officially opened, and delivered an address to, the 5th session of the Scottish Parliament.

On July 1st, The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh, at the start of their annual ‘Holyrood Week’ of Scottish engagements. HM was presented with the Keys of the City which she returned in the traditional Ceremony of the Keys. The Queen also reviewed a Guard of Honour mounted in the Forecourt of the Palace

For the engagements on July 1st, the Queen wore a lavender coat with a lilac dress and hat. She wore her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with the Royal Regiment of Scotland Badge. Earlier, when leaving the Royal Train, she had worn the Kent Amethyst Brooch.

On July 2nd, the Queen officially opened the 5th session of the Scottish Parliament. She also delivered an address, saying now is a time for ‘hope and optimism‘ and reminding political leaders around the world to make ‘room for quiet thinking and contemplation’ to deal with developments in a ‘fast-moving world.

To open the Scottish Parliament, the Queen wore a floral dress with a turquoise coat and hat. She also wore her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with the Queen Mother’s Palm Leaf Brooch. The Duke of Edinburgh wore a navy suit with a dotted tie.
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For more information, check out:
Daily Mail
From Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault – July 1st
From Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault – July 2nd
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