03 July 2014

Holyrood Week, Day 4: Order of the Thistle Service and Scottish War Memorial Service

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Duke of Cambridge (The Earl of Strathearn, in Scotland), and The Princess Royal, attended a Service for the Order of the Thistle at St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.
The Thistle service is normally a time for the Queen to show off either her emeralds or her white stones (diamonds and/or pearls), in keeping with the predominant colors of her Thistle robes. But this year: rubies! Not my favorite combination, to be honest, but then I was hoping for an emerald showing. She also appeared to have a bracelet on, but under her gloves.

Later, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a commemoration service at the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle.
And finally, a lovely diamond flower brooch to finish out the day.

Photos:Chris Watt via Getty Images, British Monarchy video