the majesty of scotland

Richard Griffin described how Her Majesty had gone for a walk near the grounds of Balmoral dressed in tweeds and a headscarf.
So low key was her look, that a group of American tourists completely failed to realise who she was.
The Queen’s former protection officer has told how the monarch once walked near the grounds of Balmoral completely unnoticed.
Her Majesty’s trips to Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, are a time when she enjoys a more low-key way of life, donning wellington boots and driving around the estate in a mud-spattered Land Rover
She played along when the American tourists asked: ‘Do you live round here,’ simply replying that she had a house nearby.
And when asked if she had met the Queen, she simply gestured to her companion and said: 'No, but he has,’ according to the policeman.
—  Richard Griffin
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Queen Elizabeth II waves to crowds at Waverley Station before boarding the steam locomotive ‘Union of South Africa’ on September 9, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record by one day. The Queen has reigned for a total of 63 years and 217 days. Accompanied by her husband The Duke of Edinburgh, she has today opened the new Scottish Border’s Railway.

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Sept 9, 2015. A reflective moment as The Queen watches the crowds at Galashiels Station from a steam train. Today Her Majesty opened the Borders Railway in Scotland on the day she becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look on as First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon looks on atTweedbank Station on September 9, 2015 in Tweedbank, Scotland. Today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record by one day. The Queen has reigned for a total of 63 years and 217 days. Accompanied by her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh and Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, she will officially open the new Scottish Border’s Railway which runs from the capital to Tweedbank.