01 July 2014

Holyrood Week, Day 2: Audiences, Garden Party, and a New Portrait

The Queen received the Scottish First Minister and the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament for audiences at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. She also held an investiture.
And for today's disappearing brooch background, a dress with flowers and butterflies, oh la la.

Engagement and Wedding Rings 

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty today hosted a Garden Party at the Palace.
For more: Zimbio gallery.
Later, some more brooch selections from Her Maj's youth.

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery commissioned a new portrait of the Queen from Scottish photographer Harry Benson, which was unveiled today.
And finally, something new-ish: probably the best head-on look at the Three Thistle Brooch since it debuted in 2012.

Photos:ITNSource video/WPA Pool via Getty Images/Harry Benson via @Hello