Diamond Jubilee: Full details of the Queen’s visit to Glasgow

Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip are visiting Glasgow on Wednesday July 4 as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour.

The Royal couple have been in Edinburgh on Monday and Tuesday this week so far, taking part in a series of engagement including taking part n the Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, as well as a garden party for members of the public.

Tomorrow (July 3) the Queen and the Prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, will make their way through to Glasgow for a full day of events. If you want to know where the Royals are going to be for a chance of catching a glimpse of them, check out the full itinerary below.

1. The Queen and Prince Philip will arrive in Glasgow for a Scottish Ecumenical Service of Thanksgiving at Glasgow Cathedral. They will be met by the Lord Lieutenant, the Rt Hon Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Sadie Docherty and her husband Mr William Docherty.

2. Following the service, the Royal couple will travel to the city’s George Square, where an all day party is being staged featuring a number of upbeat performances from stars including former X Factor hopeful singer Gamu Nhengu and former Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall. The Red hot Chilli Pipers, Hue and Cry and an Elvis tribute act will also perform.

While at George Square, the Queen and Prince will also meet a number of local people who have been awarded the Queen’s Award, for example for their voluntary work. The couple will also be shown vintage vehicles from throughout the Queen’s reign and a montage of Royal images from visits to Glasgow over the last 60 years. Glasgow Youth Choir and St Paul’s Primary School will sing throughout the George Square visit. The street party is free for the public to attend.

3. After the George Square, the Royal couple will visit St Margaret’s Hospice, before attending a lunch in the grounds of Our Holy Redeemer Primary School in Clydebank.

4. To finish the day the Queen and Duke will then visit Cathcart Square, and formally open Greenock Municipal Buildings in Greenock.

On Thursday the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be joined by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn while in Scotland) and Princess Anne in Edinburgh. The Royal party will attend a Thistle Service at St Giles’s Cathedral in Edinburgh for the installation of Prince William as a Knight of the Thistle – very proud day for William and Catherine in particular.

Later on Thursday the Duke of Edinburgh will attend the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Presentations at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

On Friday, final day of the Diamond Jubilee visit in Scotland, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will travel up to Perth, which was recently awarded city status to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen will be given the Keys to the City the Duke will receive the Freedom of the City.

Then the Royals will visit the RHQ Black Watch Museum and Perth College, before enjoying lunch at Scone Palace.


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