On Monday, June 27, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex attended the Ceremony of the Keys held in the forecourt at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Ceremony of the Keys marks the “… the beginning of Royal Week in Scotland, the monarch is symbolically offered the keys to the city by the Lord Provost. But, tradition dictates that she then returns them, entrusting their safekeeping to Edinburgh’s elected officials…” according to the BBC News.
On the morning of Tuesday, May 11, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their two-day visit to Scotland.
The day began at the St. John’s Primary School in Port Glasgow where they participated in a Roots of Empathy session with students. According to Kensington Palace, the session is an “…unique approach [that] helps children build their empathy and understanding of a baby’s needs and emotions.”
Thereafter, the popular royal couple visited the Wheatley Group in Kennishead where they were informed about the challenges of homelessness in Scotland, “…Wheatley Group’s work is transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Mitigating the impact of poverty, maximizing access to employment, and fighting homelessness…” according to Kensington Palace.
In the afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the University of Glasgow. Whilst there, the royal couple spoke with various students about “…mental health and their well-being, particularly pertinent during what is currently exam season at the University.”