Queen’s gift is the icing on the cake

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Queen’s gift is the icing on the cake

THE Queen went to a sale of work yesterday and ordered up some Scottish tablet. The sweet treat was delivered to Balmoral Castle shortly after Her Majesty’s visit to the Braemar and Crathie Church biennial sale in the church hall just along the road from the castle.

Queen Elizabeth ordered Scottish sweets for Balmoral castle Image GETTY
Queen Elizabeth ordered Scottish sweets for Balmoral castle Image GETTY

Queen Elizabeth ordered Scottish sweets for Balmoral castle (Image GETTY)

And the Monarch gifted a Royal tea-set for a prize draw in aid of church funds. She also presented a cake, made by her new New Zealand chef in the castle kitchens, for a guess-the-weight competition. Her Majesty arrived in the bright sunshine wearing a summery flowers of the meadow skirt with a pale blue short jacket and matching hat.

She spent twenty minutes in the hall looking at the bric-a-brac, jewellery, flowers and garden produce, before the doors were opened to the public.

When the Queen left she told delighted onlookers: “It’s lovely to be back in Scotland”.

It was a road well travelled for the 93-year-old Queen who first attended the sale when she was six.

She was greeted on arrival by the minister of Braemar and Crathie Church, the Rev. Kenneth MacKenzie and his wife, Jayne.

Today the Queen will attend morning service at the little grey Church of Scotland as she always does while on holiday at Balmoral. The Duke of Edinburgh will probably accompany her to worship. 

Source: EXPRESS CO UK