Holyrood Palace


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Holyrood Palace

(hŏl`ēro͞od) [i.e., holy cross], royal residence, Edinburgh, SE Scotland. In 1128, David I founded Holyrood Abbey on this site, where according to legend he was saved from an infuriated stag by the miraculous interception of a cross. The abbey's Chapel Royal, still standing, contains the remains of David II, James II, James V, Lord Darnley, and others. James IV began the present building c.1500. The palace, partially destroyed by the English in 1544, was the scene of the murder of David RizzioRizzio, David
, 1533?–1566, favorite of Mary Queen of Scots. He was a Piedmontese musician (also called Riccio) who arrived (1561) in Scotland with the ambassador from Savoy.
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 in 1566. It was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1650. Charles II had it rebuilt (1671–79) according to plans by William Bruce.
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A Royal Wedding: The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex will be at Windsor Castle from October 26 to January 6, and at Holyrood Palace from June 14 to October 6 next year.
In 2012 she was made an MBE in the NewYear's Honours List and presented with the honour by the Queen personally at Holyrood Palace later that year.
Known as Holyrood, the parliament building is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's most famous thoroughfare which leads down from its historic castle to Queen Elizabeth's Edinburgh residence, Holyrood Palace.
1 With your back to the Scottish Parliament Building, cross the road and turn right, following the walls of Holyrood Palace round to the car park.
A number of our pupils along with parents and school staff attended Holyrood Palace on 7 July to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards.
49 KIRKLEES youngsters travelled to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to receive gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.
In this position, she had been working on the delivery of major programmes at Windsor Castle and at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
2000 FORMER James Bond star Sean Connery received his knighthood at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
Having fallen into neglect since the Reformation, it retains a sorrowful, eerie beauty isolated and detached from the rest of the city, Ambling past the impressive Salisbury Crag as Holyrood Palace hove into view, I had almost come full circle and my parched palate needed quenching after my twohour ramble.
She held champagne parties at three of her residences, which also includes Windsor Castle and Holyrood Palace, Her Majesty's official Scottish residence in Edinburgh, the Daily Express reported.
An annual garden party in the grounds of Holyrood Palace was scheduled after the service, with 8,000 guests attending from across Scotland.
In Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond announced a commemorative garden at Holyrood Palace.