epa05401746 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (Front-C) attends the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Britain, 01 July 2016. The Queen and her husband Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh are on a seven day visit to Scotland. EPA/JOEY KELLY
Princess Kate was absolutely elegant in a bespoke plaid, grey coat dress by Alexander McQueen, with a black dress underneath. An excellent choice for the windy day. This is the Princess’ first formal role in a state visit, and perhaps a sign of Her Majesty’s growing confidence in the younger generation of royals playing a more significant part in important events. The Duke and Duchess will not be attending the state banquet this evening, possibly due to the Duchess’ health.