Queen Elizabeth honoured by Armed Forces in Scotland, given key to Ediburgh Castle

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II attended an Armed Forces Act of Loyalty Parade at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh on Tuesday, celebrating her reign.

The 96-year-old monarch, holding a walking stick, smiled and shook hands with several members of the armed forces, asking them questions about where they were based.

Elizabeth was also presented with the key to Edinburgh Castle to commemorate 200 years since the key was presented to George IV, and to commemorate 70 years of her sovereignty.

The parade followed the Ceremony of the Keys on Monday, which marked the queen’s first public appearance since nationwide celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee three weeks ago.

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Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive.

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Scotland is a country in Western Europe which forms part of the United Kingdom. Its government was joined with that of England’s through the 1707 Acts of Union. A devolved government now administers many of the affairs of the country, though ultimate authority still resides with Westminster. Scotland has a distinct legal system and national sporting associations. 5.2 million people live in Scotland and the largest city in the country is Glasgow, though the capital is Edinburgh where the government sits at the Scottish Parliament opposite Holyrood Palace.

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