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Comment 04 JULY 2012

Garden and street parties for Queen in Scotland

Despite the inclement weather - and some unwanted guests - about 8,000 people attended a royal garden party on Tuesday, regarded as being a chance for ordinary people to meet the Queen.

The Holyroodhouse event was proceeded by an investiture ceremony which saw TV presenter Lorraine Kelly and rugby veteran Chris Paterson honoured.

The following day the monarch attended a service of thanksgiving at Glasgow Cathedral to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

About 1,300 dignitaries were at the event, which was led by minister Reverend Dr Laurence Whitley.

Crowds waving Union flags were outside the cathedral to see the Queen arrive and after the service, the monarch, and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, attended a street party at the city's George Square.

At a garden party at Hollyroodhouse in Edinburgh 

The party was attended by 8,000 guests 

An unwanted guest 

Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland 

TV presenter Lorraine Kelly and rugby star Chris Paterson were honoured by the Queen 

On Wednesday the monarch visited Glasgow, where she was greeted by crowds at a street party in George Square 

The Queen attended a service of thanksgiving at Glasgow Cathedral to mark her 60 years on the throne 


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