The Queen 'hopes' to leave England to attend an important royal engagement with Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla later this month, Buckingham Palace has revealed.
- The Queen hopes to visit Scotland at the end of the month, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
- Her Majesty traditionally travels to Caledonia every year to mark Holyrood Week, a seven-day-long celebration of Scottish culture.
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The Queen 'hopes' to head to Scotland at the end of this month to attend an important summer event, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.
Her Majesty has historically traveled to Caledonia every year at the end of June for Holyrood Week (Royal Week), an annual tradition celebrating Scottish culture, achievements, and communities.
She stays at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official royal residence in Scotland at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, during her seven-day visit. The Ceremony of the Keys, held on the forecourt of the 289-roomed building, is perhaps the most known event of the week.
Speculation over whether or not the 96-year-old monarch, who marked her Platinum Jubilee earlier this month, would make this year's Holyrood Week has been growing in light of her recent health issues.
The Queen has battled ongoing mobility problems since last October and has been photographed using a walking stick on multiple occasions over the past several months. She was also notably less visible than her fellow royals at the Jubilee, missing several events - including her own Service of Thanksgiving - on the 70th anniversary of her reign.
However, it looks like she could be making a very high-profile appearance in the coming days, following an exciting update from Buckingham Palace. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Firm said, "The Queen is hoping to make her annual trip to Scotland to spend a week at her official residence in Edinburgh."
It has already been confirmed that three of Queen Elizabeth's children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward, will host a garden party at Holyroodhouse for those who have positively contributed to their local communities in Scotland. Duchess Camilla, who was announced as future Queen Consort in February, will likely also be present. The outdoorsy gathering, which will take place on June 29, will mark the final royal garden party of the year.
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