Queen Elizabeth II She traveled to her official residence in Scotland On Monday will open a week of traditional events, starting with an ancient celebration in Holyroodhouse Palace.
The 96-year-old king, who has scaled back public appearances in recent months due to persistent problems with mobility, took part in “key partyin Edinburgh.
She was symbolically offered the keys to the city and was welcomed into the “Ancient and Hereditary Kingdom of Scotland”. Tradition dictates that you return them, and entrust their preservation to the city’s elected officials.
A smiling Elizabeth stood in the front yard of the mansion, a member of her entourage holding an umbrella over her head.
The king was joined by her youngest son, Prince Edwardand his wife Sophie.
The Queen will attend a military ceremony on Tuesday in the palace gardens
The Queen is expected to attend a military ceremony in the palace gardens on Tuesday. The military parade will pay tribute to her role as head of the British Armed Forces.
The visit comes three weeks later Platinum Jubilee, which marked the 70th anniversary of the throne. She only appeared a few times over the four-day weekend, with officials saying she felt some “discomfort” during those events.
Prince Charles, her son and heir to the throne, has taken on a more public role in recent months. He was also taking part in events in Scotland with other members of the royal family.