The Queen had a weeklong visit to Scotland on her Diamond Jubilee tour.
Queen Elizabeth visited Scotland 2nd – 6th of July.
She started her week with receiving the Keys to Edinburgh. Lord Provost handed her the keys in a symbolic historic event on Monday 2nd
The Queen returned the keys for ‘safekeeping’ to Edinburgh’s elected officials.
After the ceremony, The Queen and her husband went on to visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Later Prince Philip attended The Duke of Edinburgh gold awards.
On Tuesday 3rd, The Queen held an investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and then threw a garden party.
On Wednesday 4th, there was a Thanksgiving service to the Queen for her 60 years of service at the Glasgow Cathedral. The event, led by Reverend Dr Laurence Whitley, had quite a large audience as approximately 1,300 people were squeezed into the Cathedral.
After the Thanksgiving service, the Royal couple went to Georges Square in Glasgow where they viewed the crowds that waved and cheered them both.
During Wednesday, The Queen and Prince Philip also sat and had lunch with Our Holy Redeemer Primary School, as well as visiting St Margaret’s Hospice and visiting Cathcart Square to officially open the Greenock Municipal Buildings.
On Thursday 5th, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip attended a Thistle service at St Giles Cathedral where she awarded Prince William Knight of the Thistle. Also present at the ceremony was Prince Williams’s wife Kate Middleton, Princess Royal, and others who are in the Order of the Thistle; they then attended a lunch together.
The final day, 6th, saw The Queen receive the Keys to the new city of Perth. Prince Philip also gained the Freedom to the City. The royal couple then visited RHQ Black Watch Museum, Perth College and then attended a luncheon at Scone Palace.