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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The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh
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Over three episodes, there's a glimpse of Windsor Castle, Edinburgh's Palace of Holyrood House and her London mansion, otherwise Buckingham Palace.
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Every summer, the Queen hosts at least three garden parties at Buckingham Palace, as well as one at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh.
He was being welcomed by the Duke of Edinburgh and will later meet the Queen at the Palace of Holyrood House.
Helen Gadsby, aged 26, went to the Palace of Holyrood House in Scotland to receive her Duke of Edinburgh gold award and to London to receive her Queen's Guide award at St James' Palace.
The Queen was reported to have claimed it would ruin her view from the Palace of Holyrood House, while Prince Charles has privately called it "ugly".