Prince William

Prince William Begins Scotland Visit At Military Parade And Historic Ceremony

Soldiers from 5 SCOTS were on parade in Edinburgh for the Ceremony of the Keys.

Prince William has begun his visit to Scotland with the Ceremony of the Keys in Edinburgh.

Personnel from 5 SCOTS paraded at Holyrood Palace, as the Duke of Cambridge signalled the start of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The soldiers were supported by the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and the Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, amid bad weather.

Prince William, who is also Lord High Commissioner of the Assembly, took the salute and inspected the troops in a rain-soaked, blustery evening in the Scottish capital.

The event was scaled down due to the current coronavirus restrictions.

The Duke of Cambridge was offered the keys of the city by Lord Provost Frank Ross and declined them as a sign of faith in the city's officials to govern.

It begins a week of royal engagements north of the border for Prince William.