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Visit to the Memorial by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh - 3 July 2014

Summer 2014 was an especially busy time for the Trustees and staff of the Memorial, as the Centenary of the outbreak of World War One approached. The highlight of the period was the visit to the Memorial, on 3 July 2014, of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, who attended the Annual Service during which the Colours of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland were laid up. After a Reception held in The Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle, the Queen opened a Memorial Garden. Photographs and a video of this very special occasion are available for viewing below.

The Queen visits the Scottish National War Memorial - 3 July 14

Pipers of 4 SCOTS<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/87/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Drummer of the band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/89/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Guard of Honour of 4 SCOTS await the arrival of HM The Queen<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/90/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Soldiers of 4 SCOTS<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/91/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen receives a Royal Salute<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/93/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen inspects the Guard of Honour<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/95/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen inspects the Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/96/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Colours of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/97/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Highlanders Colours enter the Memorial<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/98/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen signs the War Memorial Visitors Book<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/100/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen signing whilst The Duke of Edinburgh talks to Maj Gen Mark Strudwick, Chairman of the Trustees of the Memorial<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/101/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Lt Col Roger Binks, The Keeper of The Rolls and Secretary to the Trustees of the Memorial presents The Queen with extracts from The Rolls recording the deaths of four of her relatives who died in World Wars One and Two.  One of the records is of her Uncle, the late Queen Mother's brother who died in World War One<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/102/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen meets senior clergy<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/104/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen meets holders of the Elizabeth Cross.  The Elizabeth Cross is a commemorative emblem given to the next of kin of members of the British Armed Forces killed in action or as a result of a terrorist attack after the Second World War<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/105/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen meets holders of The Elizabeth Cross.  The Elizabeth Cross is a commemorative emblem given to the next of kin of members of the British Armed Forces killed in action or as a result of a terrorist attack after the Second World War<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/106/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen meets holders of The Elizabeth Cross.  The Elizabeth Cross is a commemorative emblem given to the next of kin of members of the British Armed Forces killed in action or as a result of a terrorist attack after the Second World War<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/107/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Duke of Edinburgh meets soldiers of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/109/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Queen unveils a plaque to commemorate her opening a new Memorial Garden<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/110/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
Three cheers for The Queen!<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/111/add/#comments">Add comment</a>
The Memorial Garden plaque with The Shrine of the Memorial in the background<br/><a href="gallery/royal-visit-3-july-14/112/add/#comments">Add comment</a>

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