Posted July 2, 2012
This week, the Queen will be visiting Scotland accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh.
Every summer they spend a week in Scotland, it’s called the Holyrood week. This year the visit will be all that more special because of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
It will be a busy week for them. On Monday, July 2nd, the Queen will attend the Ceremony of the Keys in Edinburgh, when she will be handed the keys of the city and welcomed to Scotland by the Lord Provost. The annual Ceremony of the Keys takes place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, it’s an ancient tradition that finishes with the Queen returning the keys to the elected officials entrusting their safekeeping to them.
Posted July 2, 2012
Posted February 17, 2012
Come to Edinburgh this year and we promise there is no way you will be bored! We are very proud to say that Edinburgh has something big going on almost every month of the year.
This is a short list of major coming events up until the end of July 2012. Every week we will give more information and updates about them.
Posted January 26, 2012
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the remarkable reign of Queen Elizabeth II, who was proclaimed queen when she was only 25 years old. What most people don’t know is that her public service started before that when she served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, the women’s branch of the British Army during the Second World War.
The first major event is The Diamond Jubilee Pageant which will take place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on the evenings of 10th, 11th and 13th May 2012.
Posted July 06, 2011
This is the year of the royal weddings! After Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, tied the knot in April, it’s time for Zara Phillips, the Queen’s eldest grand-daughter, to exchange rings with rugby star Mike Tindall.
The wedding ceremony will be held next July 30th at Canongate Kirk, in the Old Town of Edinburgh followed by a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Posted April 18, 2011
If you are asking yourself what to do and where to go on this special date, check-out the places in Edinburgh that have prepared something special for the big day!