In Pictures: Queen hosts garden party while prince plays with trains

Around 8,000 people have attended the annual royal garden party held in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

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The Queen arrives for the garden party (Jane Barlow/PA)

The Queen, wearing a floral dress and a pink hat, was introduced to a number of guests including Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended (Jane Barlow/PA)

Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir described meeting the Queen as "pretty special" following their chat about his efforts to fundraise for a cure for motor neurone disease.

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The Queen meets former Scotland ruby player Doddie Weir (Jane Barlow/PA)
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Garden party in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse (Jane Barlow/PA)
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The Queen looked splendid in a pink floral outfit (Jane Barlow/PA)

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales took to the controls of a model railway as he celebrated 150 years of the Heart of Wales line.

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Llandovery (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Charles told model rail enthusiasts how he had been given a layout of Gibraltar during a visit there in 1954.

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Camilla and Charles on tour (Andrew Matthews/PA)

He described how trains on his model went through tunnels as he admired sets on display at Llandovery Railway Station.

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Outside at Llandovery Railway Station (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The station is one of the earliest built on the Heart of Wales Railway line and links the market town to Llanelli and Swansea, as well as Shrewsbury.

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Time to see the real thing (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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The prince meets young well-wishers (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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