The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, at the start of their annual week of Scottish engagements. Her Majesty was presented with the Keys of the City which she returned in the traditional Ceremony of the Keys. A Guard of Honor mounted in the Forecourt of the Palace was reviewed.
For more: Gallery from Western Daily Press.Some more photos from today's Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the 1st day of #QueeninScotland pic.twitter.com/Lzv1hQZmg1— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) June 30, 2015
And we're back! Another packed week lies ahead, and she's started her Scottish trip with the annual Ceremony of the Keys. The British Monarchy shared a snap from of the same moment, in the first year of her reign:
Here's The Queen being presented with the keys to the city by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh in 1952 #QueeninScotland pic.twitter.com/Ls88BzqqMJ— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) June 30, 2015
This year, as she usually does, she wears a military badge on instead of a decorative brooch, since the review of a Guard of Honor is part of her ceremonial arrival.