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A Right Royal Knees Up

05 September 2011


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National Galleries Scotland gets regal fever


The 'Queen' at the Scottish National Gallery The 'Queen' at the Scottish National Gallery

Edinburgh has had quite the regal summer. We had Zara Philips' wedding and Royal Week at Holyrood Palace. The National Galleries of Scotland also had the regal fever recently with their The Queen: Art and Image exhibition and a Right Royal Knees Up event to celebrate.

 

Little ones and their parents were invited to put on their Sunday best and pop along to the Scottish National Gallery to meet the ‘Queen’. Everyone had the chance to shake hands with royalty and get their photo taken alongside ‘Her Majesty’.

 

But there was no curtsy required. Sadly, the real Queen was a little too busy to attend. Instead, a Queen-lookalike took up the post on her behalf. Yet that didn’t dampen spirits – or the fleeting belief that the real one had popped along to give the knees-up the royal stamp.

 

After meeting the Queen, the families were treated to a walk around the Queen: Art and Image exhibition. They also had the chance to chat to ‘Her Majesty’. Parents then settled down to some delicious afternoon tea – scones and clotted cream, of course! – in The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant. Little ones got involved in creative royal activities. They turned their hands to making their own corgis in the Royal Workshop.

 

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