04 July 2016

Holyrood Week: Audiences and Reception

The Queen received the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, for an audience at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

This brooch is really hard to make out (there's a video here, tell me what you think), but I daresay I'm more interested in that portrait of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother with the Order of the Thistle and the scrumptious Greville Emerald Necklace anyway. 

Update: Having seen the day's Court Circular, I feel quite certain that the brooch is the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Badge. The Queen also had an audience with members of the regiment.

Also today, The Queen hosted a reception to recognize public service in Scotland.

This brooch is much easier to make out, because there isn't one. Alas!