As patron of The Big Jubilee Lunch, The Duchess of Cornwall, known as the Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, hosted a reception this week at the Palace of Holyrood House, Edinburgh. The event welcomed some of the organisers of Big Lunch events being held in Scotland on June 3rd to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Guests travelled to the Palace from across Scotland to give Her Royal Highness a taste of how Scotland plans to celebrate over the Jubilee weekend, and what communities will be bringing to their Big Lunch table. A record number of people across Scotland are expected to host Big Lunch events in their communities as part of the royal celebrations.
Her Royal Highness commented; “Being a friendly neighbour has always been a keystone of our community life and just saying ‘hello’ can sometimes make a huge difference. For some people, particularly the elderly or those who have to cope on their own, it can be a vital lifeline. Getting together to eat, talk and share experiences really does help. I am very much looking forward to joining a Big Jubilee Lunch on 3rd June and it would be wonderful if many other people are able to do the same in their communities.”
Guests at the reception were treated to a giant ‘jigsaw’ cake of Scotland and music by members of The Jiggers Ceilidh band.
Attendees sharing their Big Jubilee Lunch plans included members of The Rotary Club in Elgin, the singing farmer of Feufield Farm in Biggar, the Friends of the Victoria Hall in Helensburgh, Big Lunch organisers from Peebles and Big Jubilee Lunchers from Fife.
The Duchess also visited Armagh in Northern Ireland last month to celebrate their award of Lord Mayoralty status as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee honours. Read more