Queen to head to Scotland with William and Anne for Holyrood Week

The Queen is going ahead with her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week.

The 95-year-old monarch, who has spent most of lockdown at Windsor Castle, will be joined first by her grandson the Duke of Cambridge, and then by her daughter the Princess Royal.

She will carry out in-person engagements celebrating Scottish community, innovation and history over four days, between Monday June 28 and Thursday July 1, Buckingham Palace said.

Royal Garden Party
The customary garden party at Holyroodhouse will not be taking place because of the pandemic (Jane Barlow/PA)

The Queen, who has continued with her duties as head of state despite grieving for her late husband the Duke of Edinburgh, will stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, her official residence in Scotland.

On Monday, she will be joined by William at engagements, while Anne will accompany the Queen on Wednesday and Thursday.

Queen in Scotland
The Queen during the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh (Jane Barlow/PA)

Holyrood Week, also known as Royal Week, was unable to take place last year because of the pandemic.

In line with government guidelines, traditional events hosting thousands of people such as the garden party at Holyroodhouse will not be taking place.

Buckingham Palace said: “This year’s Royal Week will continue to recognise the good work and contribution of individuals and communities, through a range of in-person visits by Her Majesty.”