Holyrood Palace

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the Monarch of the United Kingdom in Scotland. The palace stands at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle. Holyrood Palace is the setting for state ceremonies and official entertaining.

Holyrood Abbey was founded by David I, King of Scots, in 1128, and Holyrood Palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 15th century. Queen Elizabeth II spends one week in residence at Holyrood Palace at the beginning of each summer, where she carries out a range of official engagements and ceremonies.

The palace is open to the public throughout the year, except when members of the Royal Family are in residence.

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1911 The Empire Palace Theatre, now Festival Theatre, partially burns down during The Great Lafayette's final act ... Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev visit Holyrood Palace and Scottish National War Memorial 1984 Mikhail Gorbachev, Chairman for the Foreign Affairs ...
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... carrying the Regalia of Scotland and dignitaries from the Castle to Holyrood Palace ... On Saturday afternoon, 17 August, the King attended a short levee at Holyrood Palace, where the great and good queued to be greeted by George in his Highland outfit complete with pink pantaloons to ... August as a Grand Procession went from Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle ...
Margaret Tudor - The Thistle and The Rose - Children of Margaret and James
... of whom only one survived infancy James, Duke of Rothesay (21 February 1507, Holyrood Palace – 27 February 1508, Stirling Castle) ... (died shortly after birth 15 July 1508, Holyrood Palace) ... Arthur, Duke of Rothesay (20 October 1509, Holyrood Palace – 14 July 1510, Edinburgh Castle) ...
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