The Queen was joined by her grandson Prince William on the first day of her tour of Scotland

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Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images
Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

The Queen’s Royal Week in Scotland began yesterday (28 June) and she was joined by her grandson, Prince William for the first day of official visits.

Her Majesty wore a striking blue coat dress with a co-ordinating hat and classic black handbag, while William looked smart in a sleek navy suit.

The week began at the Palace of Holyroodhouse with an ancient “Ceremony of the Keys” tradition where the Queen is presented with the keys to the City by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

Images of the ceremony were shared on the Royal Family’s official Instagram account, which explained that the Lord Provost welcomed Her Majesty to the capital city of Scotland in a speech. He then offered her the keys to the city which she returned, as per tradition.

The Queen was also greeted with a Guard of Honour, which she inspected before Her Majesty and the Duke of Cambridge went on to visit a number of Scottish organisations and businesses.

Photographs of the official engagements on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s social media account shows the Queen smiling as she is introduced to schoolchildren.

A visit to drinks company Iron Bru also took place and Prince William tried a sample of the beverage, seemingly for the first time, and attempted to guess the ingredients.

A message alongside the post explained that, “The Duke joined Her Majesty The Queen today, visiting local organisations, thanking volunteers, and partaking in the Ceremony of the Keys."

It added that, "The Queen is in Scotland for Royal Week where she will be undertaking a range of engagements celebrating community, innovation, and history here in Scotland."

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