Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Queen this morning attended an Armed Forces Act of Loyalty Parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
A Tri-Service Guard of Honour under the command of Major Robert Weir, Balaklava Company, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, with the Band of the Royal Marines Scotland, the Pipes and Drums of The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, and Cadets from the three Services were on Parade.
The Queen was received with a Royal Salute.
Brigadier Andrew Muddiman RM (Naval Regional Commander Scotland and Northern Ireland), Major General William Wright (General Officer Scotland) and Air Vice-Marshal Ross Paterson (Air Officer Scotland) were presented to Her Majesty by Lord Lyon King of Arms (Dr Joseph Morrow).
Subsequently, the Governor of Edinburgh Castle (Major General Alastair Bruce of Crionaich), assisted by three Service Cadets, surrendered to The Queen the Keys of the Castle which Her Majesty returned to him.
Mr John Wallace was received by The Queen today when Her Majesty presented him with The Queen’s Medal for Music.
Ms Judith Weir (Master of The Queen’s Music) was present.
Sir George Reid was received by The Queen this afternoon when Her Majesty invested him with the Insignia of a Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.
The Princess Royal, on behalf of The Queen, held an Investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse this afternoon.
St James’s Palace
The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar today undertook engagements in Moray.
Their Royal Highnesses this morning presented The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Gordonstoun Fire Service and Moray Badges to schoolchildren at Gordonstoun School, Duffus, Elgin, and were received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Moray (Major General the Hon Seymour Monro).
The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Forfar this afternoon visited The Queen’s Green Canopy project at Cooper Park, Elgin.
Their Royal Highnesses later visited Moray Food Plus, 203 High Street, Elgin and were received by Mrs Nancy Robson (Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Moray).
The Earl of Wessex and Forfar, Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and The Countess of Wessex and Forfar subsequently visited The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Anniversary Stones and Garden, Fochabers.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal, Visitor, this morning visited Strathcarron Hospice, Randolph Hill, Denny, Stirlingshire, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk (Mr Alan Simpson).
Her Royal Highness, Royal Patron, MND Scotland, this evening attended a Fortieth Anniversary Reception at City Chambers, 253 High Street, Edinburgh, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh (Councillor Robert Aldridge, the Rt Hon the Lord Provost).
The Duke of Gloucester, Patron, this afternoon opened the Commonwealth and Gurkha Garden at St George’s Garrison Church, Woolwich, London SE18.
The Duchess of Gloucester, President, Royal School of Needlework, this morning viewed the 150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk Exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1.