Queen to receive keys of Edinburgh

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  1. The Press Association

    The Queen will take part in an ancient ceremony to formally receive her into the City of Edinburgh, as she marks her Diamond Jubilee with a week-long visit to Scotland.

    The annual Ceremony of the Keys will see the monarch handed the keys of the city and welcomed to "your ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland" by the Lord Provost.

    The Queen will be symbolically offered the keys to the city of Edinburgh by the Lord Provost.

    Tradition dictates that the monarch then returns the keys, entrusting their safekeeping to Edinburgh's elected officials.

    The ceremony marks the start of the Queen's week-long residence in Scotland, Holyrood week.

    After the ancient ritual, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, which gallery reopened on December 1 2011, following a £17.6 million restoration project.

    Prince Philip will later attend The Duke of Edinburgh gold awards.

    On Wednesday, the Queen and the Duke attend a jubilee thanksgiving service at Glasgow Cathedral and will visit George Square, Clydebank and Greenock. They will later also visit St Margaret's Hospice, attend a lunch at Our Holy Redeemer Primary School in Clydebank and formally open Greenock Municipal Buildings.

    The next day a Thistle Service takes place at St Giles' Cathedral for William's installation. They will be joined at the service by the Duchess of Cambridge, or Countess of Strathearn as she is known in Scotland, and the Princess Royal.

    The ceremony is usually held in the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle within the cathedral. William is following in the footsteps of other senior royals the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal, who have all received the same honour

    The Press Association: Queen to receive keys of Edinburgh
  2. She should lock the gaff up and ying the keys!
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  3. Is she repossessing it?
  4. Perhaps HMQ had lost them down the back of the sofa. She should get one of those key rings that one whistles or claps at (or gets a footman to) and it playes Scotland the Brave or Highland Cathedral or similar.
  5. If Salmond has his way, she will be giving them back in a couple of years. I hope she keeps them though!
  6. I bet its **ssing Salmon off , she should lock the little *wat up with them.
  7. Is the key to the Parliament building on the same key ring,if so,she could lock up and deep six the key! :bow: