Queen looks radiant in vibrant coat and matching hat as she joins Princess Anne in Scotland
The Queen, 95, who has been joined by Princess Anne, 70, today for the rest of her four-day visit, is in Scotland for Royal Week
Queen Elizabeth in Scotland
The Queen was radiant in a vibrant blue coat and matching hat as she joined Princess Anne to visit an outdoor children’s centre in Glasgow this morning.
The monarch, 95, beamed as she arrived alongside her daughter at The Children’s Wood Project to learn about the work of the outdoor community initiative, which aims to encourage a happy, healthy and resilient community through access to green space and outdoor learning.
The unloved patch of ground has been transformed into a tree-covered meadow space where green-fingered residents grow produce, local schools hold outdoor lessons and residents without gardens can relax.
The royal appeared in high spirits and could be seen beaming from ear-to-ear during the engagement, where she met with children roasting marshmallows and received a jar of honey from a young royal fan.
Queen Elizabeth and Queen Anne in Scotland
Keen gardener Quinton Cutts commented on the community spirit during lockdown. He said ‘nobody’s stolen my beans’ as he looked at his young plants.
The Queen quipped ‘perhaps if you had some beans’, but then looking down at some produce beginning to ripen she added: ‘That’s tempting too, the strawberries.’
The Queen, who has been joined by Princess Anne today for the rest of her four-day visit, is in Scotland for Royal Week where she will be taking part in engagements celebrating community, innovation and history.
Yesterday, she met Nicola Sturgeon as her week-long trip to protect the Union continued, and told the First Minister she was delighted to be back in Scotland for the first time since Prince Philip died.
The royal could be seen beaming from ear-to-ear during the engagement, where she met with children roasting marshmallows and received a jar of honey from a young royal fan.
What is The Children’s Wood Project?
The Children’s Wood Project
The Children’s Wood Project is a dedicated green space designed to connect local people with nature, raise aspirations and bring the community together through outdoor activities such as gardening, beekeeping and forest schools.
During the visit, The Queen and The Princess Royal spoke to local young people about the benefits of the Wood Project and their experiences of having access to the outdoor space, particularly during the pandemic.
As part of a volunteering session at the beekeeping area, the mother and daughter heard from local beekeepers who lend their time to maintaining the wood’s beehives, before meeting a group of community gardeners tending to their allotments.
During their tour the royal party met beekeepers looking after hives built into a ‘Beedookit’ — a bee version of a dovecote where the insects enter hives high off the ground and so are not disturbed by the public.
Beekeeper Kathleen Friend told the Queen: ‘You can sunbathe outside it and they don’t seem to mind.’
Princess Anne and Queen Elizabeth
They went on to meet schoolchildren and teachers from East Park Primary School. As the group toasted marshmallows, the Queen and Princess Anne heard about the project’s educational initiatives and the children’s experiences of taking part in forest school sessions at the Wood Project. Read more: daily mail
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