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The queen celebrated the annual key ceremony on Instagram yesterday after the event was canceled due to COVID-19.

The royal family shared photos of the queen, 94, taking part in the ceremony in recent years, along with a long caption.

The ceremony usually takes place in the square of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and marks the beginning of a week’s stay in the city, known as Holyrood Week.

The queen marked the ancient key ceremony on Instagram yesterday after the event was canceled due to COVID-19. The royal family has shared photos of the ceremony in recent years (one in the photo), along with a long caption explaining the tradition

The queen marked the ancient key ceremony on Instagram yesterday after the event was canceled due to COVID-19. The royal family has shared photos of the ceremony in recent years (one in the photo), along with a long caption explaining the tradition

As part of the key ceremony, the queen is welcomed to the city of Edinburgh, Her Majesty’s “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland”, by Lord Provost, who offers her the keys to the city. In the photo, the queen receives the keys during an earlier ceremony

However, this year the ceremony and subsequent visit was canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As part of the key ceremony, the queen is welcomed to the city of Edinburgh, Her Majesty’s “ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland”, by Lord Provost, who offers her the keys to the city.

The monarch then ceremoniously returns the keys, entrusting them to the elected officials of the city.

It also inspects an honor guard, provided by the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

The queen at the key ceremony in Edinburgh in 2018, which she attended with the Duke of Edinburgh. The couple remains isolated at Windsor Castle

The queen at the key ceremony in Edinburgh in 2018, which she attended with the Duke of Edinburgh. The couple remains isolated at Windsor Castle

Holyrood Week celebrates Scottish culture, history and achievements.

There is an Investiture during the week, which is held in the Great Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is located at the end of the Royal Mile in central Edinburgh.

The Investiture recognizes Scottish residents who have made significant contributions to their company.

A garden party is held, where the queen welcomes around 8000 people from all walks of life in Scotland to spend a relaxing afternoon with her in the splendid palace gardens.

In addition to these regular commitments, The Queen also undertakes a series of Scottish regional commitments that vary from year to year.

As part of the ceremony, the queen inspects an honor guard, provided by the Royal Regiment of Scotland. In the photo, the queen in a previous key ceremony

As part of the ceremony, the queen inspects an honor guard, provided by the Royal Regiment of Scotland. In the photo, the queen in a previous key ceremony

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