Buckingham Palace shared the thrilling news that Queen Elizabeth II will carry out her first royal tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic almost 18 months ago. The Queen will be joined by her daughter Princess Anne and her grandson Prince William.
The four-day tour will last from June 28 to July 1. Prince William, who is known as the Earl of Strathearn in Scotland, will join her on Monday. He will return straight back to London to attend Princess Diana’s memorial service, on July 1.
Princess Anne will accompany her mother for engagements on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Queen will stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, her official residence in Scotland. During her stay, she will carry out various engagements celebrating the Scottish community, innovation and history.
A royal statement explained: “The Queen will visit Scotland for Royal Week between Monday 28th June and Thursday 1st July 2021, where Her Majesty will undertake a range of engagements celebrating Scottish community, innovation and history.
“The Queen will stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Sovereign’s official residence in Scotland.
“Her Majesty will be joined by The Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, for engagements on Monday 18th June, and by Princess Royal for engagements on Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July.
“In Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sterling, The Queen will visit businesses, charities and cultural institutions that highlight the pioneering work taking place to further community engagement, education, technology, and efforts to tackle climate change.”
Her Majesty traditionally undertakes a series of public engagements in Scotland at the end of June or the beginning of July every year. She normally hosts thousands of people for a Garden Party and Investiture ceremony at the Palace. However, last year due to the pandemic she did not travel to Scotland for Royal Week.