King Charles and the Queen Consort were in Dunfermline in Scotland on Tuesday (4 October) where they took the opportunity to lead a tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
King Charles paid touching tribute to his mother, saying, “We gather to celebrate this great occasion but also to commemorate the life of Her late Majesty, whose deep love for Scotland was one of the foundations of her life.”
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla spoke to hundreds of people as they walked up to Dunfermline Abbey, which celebrates its 950th anniversary this year. The pair were visiting to celebrate Dunfermline's new city status and shared a video of the special moment on the Royal Family's official Instagram account.
In a nod to Scotland, King Charles wore a green tartan kilt, while Camilla coordinated in a stunning deep green coat with tartan lapels.
Dunfermline is one of eight places which will become cities to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It was chosen for its historic status as well as because it is one of the fastest growing towns in Europe.
After meeting the crowds, King Charles and Camilla travelled to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to meet guests of British Indian, Pakistani, Bangladesh, Sri Lankan, Nepalese, Bhutanese and Maldivian heritage from across the UK. The occasion was to recognise the contribution that these communities have made to the National Health Service, Arts, Media, Education, Business and the Armed Forces.
A selection of photographs were shared on official royal social channels with the caption, "The King has been involved with British Asian communities for many years through his work with @TheBritishAsianTrust, which he founded in 2007 with a group of British Asian business leaders, to tackle widespread poverty, inequality and injustice and support disadvantaged communities in South Asia."
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