The Queen smiles as she performs her royal duties with Princess Anne in Edinburgh today – just hours before William and Harry prepare for a clash in London.
The Queen’s grandchildren will gather this afternoon for the unveiling of a statue of Princess Diana as she continues her royal engagement in Scotland.
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Conflicting brothers face an almighty confrontation as they meet in private for the first time since Prince Philip’s funeral.
She is expected to return to Kensington Palace after today’s incident, where the Duchess of Cambridge is said to act as a ‘peacekeeper’.
But the Queen showed no sign of concern when she visited the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI) at the University of Edinburgh this morning to learn more about their work to tackle climate change.
During the visit, she and the Princess Royal – who has been chancellor of the University of Edinburgh since 2011 – talked to staff and students about their research on ways to reverse the effects of climate change.
Mother and daughter also heard from academics about the new Edinburgh Earth Initiative, which will be the focus of the university’s climate education and research.
At the end of the visit, Her Majesty and Her Majesty met with representatives of the Children’s Parliament, who presented the Queen with two trees, which will be planted as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy – a tree planting initiative on the scale of United to celebrate Her Majesty Platinum Kingdom. Birthday next year.
This is the Queen’s last engagement at this year’s Royal Week, with Her Majesty launching a series of events celebrating the Scottish community, innovation and history.
It also coincides with Princess Diana’s 60th birthday, which Princes William and Harry will mark with the unveiling of a statue of their mother.
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