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Queen Elizabeth II Meets Scotland's Leader After Referendum Announcement

Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday met Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the day after the politician put her government on collision course with London by announcing plans to hold another independence referendum. The monarch, 96, met Sturgeon at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, but no details of their conversation...
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Queen Elizabeth II Honored Scotland with Her Ensemble at Military Parade

For her second engagement in Scotland this week, Queen Elizabeth II attended a military parade held outside her Edinburgh residence, the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Today, an armed forces act of loyalty parade at the garden of Holyroodhouse paid tribute to the monarch, 96, who is head of the armed forces in Scotland. They also celebrated her Platinum Jubilee following the four-day celebration in London.
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Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland for 'Holyrood week'

Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Scotland on Monday for a week of royal events and took part in a ceremony in Edinburgh, despite question marks over her attendance. In May, royal officials said the queen would not attend this summer's royal garden parties at Buckingham Palace and at Holyrood.
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Queen Elizabeth II, 96, uses cane in official Order of the Garter photo

Queen Elizabeth II used a cane Monday as she posed for an official photo with her son Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, during the Order of the Garter service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. The 96-year-old monarch, who has been struggling with mobility issues, clutched onto the walking stick in one hand and held her green purse in the other as she attended the event wearing a sparkling white gown. “The Order of the Garter is Britain’s oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry, established by King Edward III nearly 700 years ago,” Clarence House tweeted...
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Queen Elizabeth II is officially the second-longest reigning monarch in world history

Queen Elizabeth II is officially the second-longest reigning monarch in world history, with 70 years and 127 days on the throne as of Monday, June 13. The queen, who began her reign in 1952 at age 25, is already the longest-serving British monarch ever, surpassing her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in 2015. This month, the U.K. celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's 70-year reign with the Platinum Jubilee — four days of events honoring her service.
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