The Queen marked the ancient Ceremony of the Keys on Instagram yesterday after the event was cancelled due to COVID-19. The Royal Family shared photos of the ceremony in recent years (one pictured), along with a lengthy caption explaining the tradition
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The Queen marked the annual Ceremony of the Keys on Instagram yesterday after the occasion was cancelled as a result of COVID-19. 

The Royal Household shared pictures of the Queen, 94, collaborating within the ceremony lately, alongside a prolonged caption.  

The ceremony usually takes place within the forecourt of Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and marks the beginning of a week-long keep within the metropolis, generally known as Holyrood Week. 

The Queen marked the ancient Ceremony of the Keys on Instagram yesterday after the event was cancelled due to COVID-19. The Royal Family shared photos of the ceremony in recent years (one pictured), along with a lengthy caption explaining the tradition

The Queen marked the traditional Ceremony of the Keys on Instagram yesterday after the occasion was cancelled as a result of COVID-19. The Royal Household shared pictures of the ceremony lately (one pictured), together with a prolonged caption explaining the custom

As part of the Ceremony of the Keys, the Queen is welcomed into the city of Edinburgh, Her Majesty¿s 'ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland', by the Lord Provost, who offers her the keys of the city. Pictured, the Queen receiving the keys at a previous ceremony

As a part of the Ceremony of the Keys, the Queen is welcomed into the town of Edinburgh, Her Majesty’s ‘historic and hereditary kingdom of Scotland’, by the Lord Provost, who presents her the keys of the town. Pictured, the Queen receiving the keys at a earlier ceremony

Nevertheless this yr the ceremony, and the next go to, have been cancelled as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As a part of the Ceremony of the Keys, the Queen is welcomed into the town of Edinburgh, Her Majesty’s ‘historic and hereditary kingdom of Scotland’, by the Lord Provost, who presents her the keys of the town.

The monarch then ceremoniously returns the keys, entrusting them to the elected officers of the town. 

She additionally inspects a guard of honour, offered by the Royal Regiment of Scotland.   

The Queen at the Ceremony of the Keys in Edinburgh in 2018, which she attended with the Duke of Edinburgh. The couple remain in isolation at Windsor Castle

The Queen on the Ceremony of the Keys in Edinburgh in 2018, which she attended with the Duke of Edinburgh. The couple stay in isolation at Windsor Fortress 

Holyrood week celebrates Scottish tradition, historical past and achievement.

There’s an Investiture in the course of the week, held within the Nice Gallery on the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is positioned on the finish of the Royal Mile within the centre of Edinburgh. 

The Investiture recognises Scottish residents who’ve made a major contribution to their society.  

A Backyard Social gathering is held, the place The Queen welcomes round 8,000 folks from all walks of Scottish life to spend a relaxed afternoon together with her within the stunning grounds of the Palace.

Other than these common engagements, The Queen additionally undertakes numerous regional Scottish engagements which differ from yr to yr. 

As part of the ceremony the Queen inspects a guard of honour, provided by the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Pictured, the Queen at a previous Ceremony of the Keys

As a part of the ceremony the Queen inspects a guard of honour, offered by the Royal Regiment of Scotland. Pictured, the Queen at a earlier Ceremony of the Keys