Her Majesty to Attend Ceremony to Mark 20th Anniversary of Scottish Parliament

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HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF ROTHESAY, WILL ATTEND A CEREMONY TO MARK THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

SATURDAY 29TH JUNE 2019

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay, will attend a Ceremony to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Scottish Parliament. The Queen and The Duke of Rothesay will arrive at the Queensberry House entrance to the Scottish Parliament and will be met in the courtyard by the Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, the Presiding Officer and Deputy Presiding Officers before continuing inside to the Garden Lobby. In the lobby, HM and HRH will meet Party and Parliamentary Leaders ahead of the Ceremony in the Debating Chamber.

The Mace and the Crown of Scotland will be carried into the Debating Chamber in procession to a Fanfare sounded by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Presiding Officer will open the meeting of Parliament and Her Majesty will then respond with an address to the Scottish Parliament. After The Queen’s speech, there will be speeches by the party leaders. Following the ceremonial proceedings in the Debating Chamber, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will attend a reception in the Main Hall and sign the visitor’s book before departing the Scottish Parliament.

Further details of the Ceremony to mark the 20th Anniversary will be announced by the Scottish Parliament in due course.

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