The Queen, accompanied by The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and The Duchess of Rothesay, this morning drove to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, and was received at Queensberry House by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Francis Ross, the Rt Hon the Lord Provost), Ms Alison Johnstone MSP (Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament) and the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP (First Minister of the Scottish Government).
The Presiding Officer welcomed Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses and The Queen was graciously pleased to address the Scottish Parliament.
The First Minister subsequently addressed the Parliament and the Presiding Officer closed the Session of Parliament.
A Guard of Honour was found by The Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers at the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the High Constables of the Palace of Holyroodhouse were on duty.
Subsequently, The Queen, accompanied by The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay and The Duchess of Rothesay, attended a Reception for individuals from across Scotland who have been recognised for their contribution to their communities during the pandemic.
Her Majesty arrived at Windsor Castle this afternoon.