Queen hosts a Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse 5-7-16

The Queen held a Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the afternoon of July 5th. Earlier, HM held an Investiture and Audiences. This was the last Garden Party held by the Queen this summer, and the only one in Edinburgh. The other Garden Parties were held Buckingham Palace. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Wessex, and the Princess Royal.

On the morning of July 5th, the Queen held an Investiture, to recognise outstanding work from across Scotland. Among those honoured were: Nancy Loucks OBE, Chief Executive Families Outside , who help the families of prisoners in Scotland, and Michael Welch OBE, who set up a tyre company with help from the Princes Trust. Later, the Queen held an Audience with Scottish Parliament’s Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh.

In the afternoon, the Queen held a Garden Party for 8000 people on the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Among other people, the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Wessex, and the Princess Royal, interacted with Sanu & Anna Gurung, who founded Bring Back the Smile to Nepal in the wake of the earthquake in 2015.

For the Audience the Queen wore a peach floral dress, paring her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with a gold brooch. For the Garden party the Queen wore a lemon yellow ensemble, her Three Strand Pearl Necklace, and the Jardine Star Brooch.

For the Garden Party, the Duke of Edinburgh wore dark morning dress with a blue tie and a grey hat. The Earl of Wessex wore morning dress with a patterned mint-green tie. The Princess Royal wore a grey outfit with pearls and a gold brooch.

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