Queen in Aberdeen

Queen Elizabeth II spent the day in Aberdeen on September 29th, when she visited the Robertson Family Roof Garden and the Sue Ryder Dee View Court Neurological Centre.

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The Queen started the day at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where she officially opened the Robertson Family Roof Garden.  It allows patients, relatives, visitors and staff the opportunity to engage and interact with the growing range of plants, grasses and trees, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On arrival at the Matthew Hay Building (Emergency Care Centre), the Queen was met by Councillor Barney Crockett, Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant for Aberdeen, and representatives of NHS Grampian including Reverend James Falconer, Healthcare Chaplain and project lead for the Roof Garden.  The Queen also met the Garden’s architect and designers as well as staff, volunteers, former patients and fundraisers.  After meeting representatives of the Robertson family and gardeners in the therapeutic Roof Garden and viewing the unveiling of a silhouette feature in the Garden, Reverend Falconer led a prayer of dedication after which the Queen unveiled a plaque to open the Robertson Family Roof Garden.

Afterwards, the Queen visited the Sue Ryder Dee View Court Neurological Centre. The Queen received a tour of the facility, meeting a number of staff and residents, as well as seeing images from a photography exhibition. Before departing, she placed a letter inside a time capsule before signing the Dee View Court visitor book.

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The Queen wore a pale purple coat and hat, pairing her customary Three Strand Pearl Necklace with the Sapphire Chrysanthemum Brooch.

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