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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In November, 80 of the Renaissance master's greatest drawings will be unveiled at the Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh, forming the largest exhibition of the artist's work which has ever been shown in Scotland.
Weir was yesterday presented with an OBE awarded for services to rugby, MND research and the Borders community from Queen Elizabeth at a ceremony at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
FORMER Scotland rugby international and MND campaigner Doddie Weir was among the recipients of honours from the Queen during an investiture at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
[USA], June 29 (ANI): Queen Elizabeth kicked off her Holyrood Week outing as she landed in Scotland on Friday to mark her stay at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
ARTEFACTS dating back more than 800 years have been found at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Around 8,000 people attended the event held in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
After the Buckingham Palace exhibition, a selection of 80 drawings will travel to the Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, in November 2019.
He said: "There are tremendous opportunities at a time where perhaps our significant allies and trading partners, in the case of the UK and US, are turning inward or at least turning in a different direction" Mr Trudeau will leave Ireland today for engagements in Scotland, including meeting the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
She handed over 25 patronages last year 660 Investitures - the Queen has personally held more than 660 investitures since the start of her reign 23,742 Days on the throne on February 6, 2017 1.45 million Approximate number of people who have attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse since 1952 3.75 million Items of correspondence the Queen has received during her reign.
The Countess will cycle the 445 miles from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace as her 'Diamond Challenge' - a special initiative marking the 60th anniversary of the award.
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (Till October 16) Some of Her Majesty's most iconic outfits have gone on show - with outfits from her childhood, the war years and some of those glittering evening gowns.