The Queen's 'Royal Week' visiting Scotland begins today

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, arrives in Scotland today (28 June) for Royal Week 2021.

Royal Week 2021, also known as Holyrood Week, will see The Queen and other members of The Royal Family tour Scotland to visit certain communties and sites. The Royal Family social media account describes it as "visits across Scotland celebrating Scottish culture, achievement and communities."

To mark the occasion, The Royal Family social media account has shared several pictures of Her Royal Highness visiting Scotland over the years. In the first image, The Queen looks radiant in a bright blue outfit while she smiles and collects flowers from onlookers.

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It has also been detailed that "The Queen will take up residence at The Palace of Holyroodhouse this week. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Official Residence of The Queen in Scotland and stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile."

The Royal Family also shared some beautiful throwback pictures to celebrate The Queen's ancestral connection and "deeply held affection" for Scotland. In one image, a young Elizabeth smiles at men playing the drums and bagpipes, while the other picture shows The Queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, smiling for the camera surrounded by Highland cows.

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Previously, in her speech marking the 20th anniversary of Scottish Parliament, The Queen said:"I have noted on previous occasions my great affection for Scotland, and the many happy and personal connections I enjoy with this wonderful country."

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