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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Since then it has moved to St James's Palace and Hampton Court Palace, before heading to the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh in 2015.
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She was presented with her certificate by Paralympian gold medallist Stephen Miller and the Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward at The Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh on July 4.
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