Next week is Holyrood Week in Scotland for the royals – and the Queen is hoping to stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh as she does every year
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The Queen is hoping to start her trip next week despite suffering from ongoing mobility issues.
Her Majesty is hoping to make her annual trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week, but a decision will be made in a timely manner, Buckingham Palace said.
The 96-year-old monarch plans to reside at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh when other members of the royal family flock to Scotland for engagements between June 27 and July 1.
During her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Queen vowed to continue to serve as monarch “to the best of my knowledge and belief, supported by my family”.
The Queen’s children, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex – minus the Duke of York, who no longer holds public office – are accompanied by the Countess of Wessex to make a number of public appearances.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “The Queen is hoping to travel to Scotland to reside at the Palace of Holyroodhouse for Royal Week, although decisions will be made in a timely manner.”
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The ancient key ceremony takes place in the forecourt of Holyroodhouse every summer as part of Holyrood Week – also known as Royal Week.
As part of the tradition, the monarch will receive the keys to the city, but it has not been confirmed whether the queen or another member of the royal family will attend the engagement.
The Queen is usually symbolically offered the keys of the city by the Lord Provost, and tradition dictates that she then returns them and entrusts their safe keeping to Edinburgh’s elected officials.
Anne will conduct an investiture on behalf of the Queen at Holyroodhouse on June 28th.
On June 29th, Charles – known in Scotland as the Duke of Rothesay – will host Edward, Sophie and Anne at a garden party in Holyroodhouse to recognize their positive contributions to communities across Scotland.
On June 30, Charles will take part in a Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland Reddendo Parade in the palace gardens. Charles and Anne will also attend the thistle service at St Giles’ Cathedral.
Edward will host a celebration in the gardens of Holyroodhouse on July 1st for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holders from across Scotland.
Holyroodhouse is the Queen’s official residence in Scotland and stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-hoping-make-important-annual-27311420 Queen is hoping to make an important annual trip despite ongoing mobility issues