10 August 2014

Balmoral Holiday, 2014

The Queen has officially started her annual holiday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. I will collect links to her appearances during the break here, and you'll find the link to this post on the side bar under Recently Updated Events until public events start up again. During the break, I have updates to take care of and (time permitting) we have some backlogged jewels to cover, so stay tuned!

05 August 2014

Audience at Balmoral

The Queen invested Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia, as a Knight of the Order of Australia at Balmoral.
And now the Queen is fully on holiday mode, Balmoral tartan skirt and all. Still can't forget the pearls, though.

Photo:WPA Pool via Getty Images

04 August 2014

World War I Commemoration and Turriff Show Visit

The Queen attended a service of commemoration to mark the centenary of the First World War at Crathie Kirk in Aberdeenshire. Also today, she attended the Turriff Show, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the agricultural event.
For more: Daily Mail photos, Press and Journal article (on the agricultural show), ITNSource video (also from the show).
Her official arrival at Balmoral Castle is yet to come, but HM has already started her annual Scotland holiday. She still joined her family members in marking today's significant anniversary at multiple locations, visiting the church she normally attends while at Balmoral (and a rare glimpse it is for us, to see inside while she's there).
For the day's other public event (above), she had an outfit switch but stuck with one of Queen Victoria's Bows, which was showing off its largest stones quite nicely.

Photos: WPA Pool via Getty and ITNSource video