Queen attends church service in Edinburgh during week-long visit to Scotland


The Queen has attended a church service in Edinburgh during her week-long visit to Scotland.

Hundreds lined the city's Royal Mile to catch a glimpse of the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh as they visited the Canongate Kirk.

The Queen, who was wearing a matching jacket and hat in cornflower blue, was met by the kirk's minister the Reverend Neil Gardner.

Following the service, she spoke with members of the public who had gathered outside to present her with bouquets of flowers.

The visit took place during Royal Week, a traditional period in which the Queen carries out engagements in Scotland.

It began on Friday with a formal ceremony to symbolically receive the keys to Edinburgh.

On Saturday the Queen attended the official opening of the new session of the Scottish Parliament.

During her first major address since the UK voted for Brexit, she stressed the need for political leaders to make ''room for quiet thinking and contemplation'' to deal with developments in a ''fast-moving world''.

The royal week of engagements celebrates Scottish culture, history and achievement and will include an Investiture and Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.