Her Majesty’s health has been at the centre of speculation and concerns in the last few months, after she was forced to miss several key engagements due to episodic mobility issues. However, the Queen is shrugging off these health fears as she is hoping to carry out an in-person engagement later today.
Buckingham Palace said in a brief statement: “Her Majesty hopes to attend the Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland Reddendo Parade in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse this afternoon, accompanied by the Duke of Rothesay.”
Duke of Rothesay is the title with which Prince Charles is known north of the border.
The Queen shares close ties with the Royal Company of Archers – the sovereign’s ceremonial Body Guard for Scotland.
She first attended an event with the regiment in 1937, aged only 11, when her beloved father King George VI inspected the royal company in the gardens of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The Queen travelled to Edinburgh a few days ago to mark the traditional Holyrood Week.
During these days, normally falling between the end of June and beginning of July, the sovereign meets local entrepreneurs, people who have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities, charity leaders and business people.
This year, the week began with the Ceremonies of the Keys, which saw the Lord Provost offering the monarch the keys of Edinburgh and the Queen symbolically refusing them, in a sign of trust in local leaders.
On the following day, the 96-year-old presented John Wallace – an internationally renowned Scottish trumpet soloist – with The Queen’s Medal for Music 2021.
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