Queen Elizabeth gives royal wave at military parade in Scotland

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Queen Elizabeth kicked off her second day in Scotland with a royal wave.

The queen attended a military parade in the garden of Holyroodhouse, where the Armed Forces Act of Loyalty Parade paid tribute to the monarch as head of the Armed Forces in Scotland and marked her Platinum Jubilee.

The ceremony – Queen Elizabeth's second outing since arriving in Scotland on Sunday – began with a royal salute as HM made her entrance. The queen was all smiles as she was presented with the key to Edinburgh Castle.

After that, the queen hosted a private audience during which she presented internationally renowned Scottish trumpet soloist, composer and educator John Wallace with The Queen's Medal for Music 2021.

On Monday, Queen Elizabeth was joined by her youngest son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, for the welcome at the palace called the Ceremony of the Keys.

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