Stirling Castle is gearing up to host a weekend of royal fun, in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations this June.
As part of its special celebrations, the castle will be taking visitors back in time to the Royal Court of the 16th century, with the historic venue hosting paying tribute to royalty from days gone by.
Over the weekend of June 2 and 3, the castle is hosting a wide variety of events and activities sure to suit all ages, including sword fighting, as well as a detailed look at the royal etiquette and protocol Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses are expected to follow.
Visitors will also get a peek at some of the royal fashions from past years, with an opportunity to try on some of the costumes of the period, as well as listen to the ‘Queen’ and her ladies in waiting discussing what life is like at masques and balls.
Gillian MacDonald, the executive manager of Stirling Castle, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with special events and presentations for all the family to enjoy.
“Stirling Castle has many royal links and has been witness to a number of coronations. Mary, Queen of Scots, was crowned here in the Chapel Royal on 9th September 1543 when she was a baby and the crown had to be held above her head, whilst James VI was rushed to the castle for safety after his coronation at the nearby Church of the Holy Rude-Hastily for fear of a counter attack.
“Visitors will be able to find out more about these links through special tours running over the weekend as well as experiencing life first hand in the royal court through a series of interactive workshops.”
Find out more about the fun-filled weekend, running from Saturday June 2 to Sunday June 3, from www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk.
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