With the fall, Elizabeth II returns to Windsor. After several months spent as every summer at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the Queen has returned to her main home, where she took up residence during the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving Buckingham Palace where her offices remain. The opportunity for her as captain general of the troops, to review those of the soldiers of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, who now stand guard in Windsor. A first public appearance for several months for Elizabeth II, who for the occasion had carefully chosen her outfit, and above all, her accessories, one of which she wanted particularly symbolic.
Dressed in a navy jacket over a blue shirt as well as a tweed skirt, the queen had accessorized her outfit with a diamond brooch in the shape of a maple leaf, emblem of Canada, as well as her eternal little handbag. black varnish. Particularly in good shape, on this occasion she presented the Captain General’s sword to the representatives of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery. This sword was fashioned to recognize, each year, the “exemplary leadership of the rank of captain” of an officer chosen from each of the components of the regular and reserve force of the Royal Regiment. A tradition that Elizabeth II has not escaped, she who a few days earlier inaugurated the Scottish Parliament.
Elizabeth II briefly mentions Prince Philip in Scotland
A ceremony attended in particular by Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, and which was for the Queen the opportunity to evoke for the first time since his disappearance Prince Philip. Widowed since April 9, when her husband passed away at the age of 99, Elizabeth II chose to express herself briefly as the memories of Scotland that she shared with him for her speech in ‘opening. “I have already spoken of my deep and lasting affection for this wonderful country, and of the many happy memories that Prince Philip and I have always kept of our stays here”, she confided, as a beautiful tribute to the Scotland, but also to her late husband.
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