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Published On: Mon, Jul 3rd, 2017 at 8:11pm

Lord Provost meets HM The Queen for the Ceremony of the Keys

The Lord Provost, the Rt Hon Frank Ross, in his role as Lord Lieutenant attended Holyrood Palace today for the Ceremony of the Keys when he met Her Majesty the Queen who is beginning her usual week of engagements in the city.

The Lord Provost and The Lady Provost Hanna Ross are photographed with Her Majesty who was welcomed to  “your ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland”.

Later this week the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will pay a visit to Her Majesty while she is here in Edinburgh.

This is not the first ceremony of the keys which the new Lord Provost has conducted however  as he met The Princess Royal when she represented Her Majesty The Queen at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland earlier this year.

Commenting, Lord Lieutenant Frank Ross, said: “As the city’s new Lord Provost, it is my civic duty to welcome and represent the Royal Family in Edinburgh. It has been an honour to present Her Majesty with the keys to the city, and I am looking forward to supporting the Queen on behalf of the city throughout Royal Week.”

Further details of Royal Week, also known as Holyrood Week, can be found at https://www.royal.uk/holyrood-week.


On Twitter the Official Royal Family Twitter account offered the news


There were some councillors present among the guests :

And then of course it takes Councillor Mark Brown to give us the inside track!

And even better……

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About the Author


Founding Editor of The Edinburgh Reporter.
Edinburgh-born multimedia journalist, and always available for freelance work.
A keen iPhoneographer!

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