Guests gathered at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh yesterday (3 July) afternoon for Her Majesty the Queen’s last garden party of 2019.
The Garden party is part of ‘Holyrood Week’; the Queen’s annual visit to celebrate Scottish culture, achievement and community.
The gardens were opened at 3pm and welcomed thousands of people from across Scotland who were invited to celebrate their achievements. The guest list recognises those who have made significant contributions in public and community life as well as in military service in Scotland.
The Queen was guarded by the Royal Archers, which included Scottish Veterans Commissioner Charlie Wallace and HRFCA Chief Executive Brigadier Mark Dodson. Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Princess Anne were also in attendance.
Amongst the guests were some members of HRFCA staff and some Armed Forces friendly employers including Ian Clark from IED training who has been working towards his Employer Recognition scheme Gold Award.
There was tea and cake served throughout the day and music provided by the band of the Royal Marines and the Royal Regiment of Scotland.