Queen Elizabeth II makes it to Scotland for Royal Week

Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Scotland for Royal Week
The Royal Family

The 96- years old Queen Elizabeth the second travelled to Scotland for the annual Royal week. Recently Her Majesty has been forced to be more selective with her engagements due to the mobility issues that also caused her to miss most of the historic platinum jubilee celebrations. 

But her love for the highlands won over her health and, when Queen Elziabeth the second arrived at the Holyroodhouse palace via Royal Train she was in high spirits and looked in much better health. 

Known in Scotland as 'Royal Week', these visits celebrate Scottish culture, achievement and community. It’s an annual tradition for the monarch to visit her Edinburgh residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, for a string of special engagements. 

This year’s Royal week is being held between June 27th and July 01st. The Queen marked her arrival by attending the Ceremony of the Keys on the forecourt of the Palace. 

Wearing a pretty sky blue coat-dress and a matching hat for the occasion, the Monarch appeared to be in high spirits as she smiled during the traditional ceremony, symbolically receiving the keys to the city from the Lord Provost, and watching a guard of honor by The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

On Tuesday, the Armed Forces Act of Loyalty Parade took place in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.