05 July 2021

Holyrood Week 2021 and Return to Windsor Castle

June 28: The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge, started her annual week of engagements in Scotland, known as Holyrood Week.
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Big update today! The Queen returned to Scotland for her usual week of engagements, enlisting some family members to accompany her on some of her visits.

June 28: The Queen arrived at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and participated in the traditional Ceremony of the Keys.
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A quick change of brooch was in order on Day 1, as the palace arrival includes a welcome from members of the Royal Regiment of Scotland and the appropriate badge is worn.

June 29: The Queen held audiences at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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The large Nizam brooch is just big enough to stand out on this dress, which we appreciate.

June 29: The The Queen, in her role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and The Royal Regiment of Scotland, opened the redeveloped Argyll’s’ Museum in Stirling Castle.
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An outfit and brooch change for the afternoon's engagement, again the appropriate badge.

June 30: The Queen, accompanied by The Princess Royal, visited Glasgow.
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The Albert Sapphire on blue is a can't miss combo.

Prince Albert's Sapphire Brooch

July 1: The Queen, accompanied by The Princess Royal, visited the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute at the University of Edinburgh.
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An unusual color combo here for a ruby brooch, but the red really fades away here. Almost looks like shading.

July 2: Back at Windsor Castle, The Queen received the German Chancellor.
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Back to Windsor and a little bit more work before some fun, breaking out an emerald for Angela Merkel.


July 4: The Queen presented a prize at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
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And the fun: The Queen's been spotted regularly during this year's Royal Windsor Horse Show. A few prize presentations usually bring out a brooch or two, here a nice turquoise.