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Queen’s schedule in FULL: The FIVE events the Queen will attend in October

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The Queen celebrated her 95th birthday in April and has shown no signs of slowing down in her royal duties. She will celebrate 70 years on the throne in February 2022, also known as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – which will see the UK celebrate in various ways – including a four day bank holiday in June.

While any other 95-year-old may have retired by now, the Queen’s royal engagements continue.

In fact, the Queen returned to work four days after her husband Prince Philip’s death in April, showing her resilience and dedication to her role.

Last year restricted the Queen’s movements, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing older people to isolate, however, the monarch quickly got to grips with video calls, alongside other senior royals.

As October approaches, the Queen will once more be kept busy with various engagements throughout the month.

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One upcoming event is this weekend, with Queen Elizabeth II due to attend the opening ceremony marking the sixth session of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday.

She will be accompanied by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, known in Scotland as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay.

The Queen will address MSPs at Holyrood to open Scottish Parliament, in a ceremony which will celebrate “local heroes” during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Scottish elections were held in May, and Presiding Officer Alison Johnstone said Parliament had already started its latest session with “renewed hope, energy and determination”.

She added: “We are honoured that Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay will join us in marking the beginning of this new chapter.

“The past year and a half has been immensely challenging, but we look forward to recognising and celebrating local heroes from across Scotland for their contributions to their communities during this pandemic.”

Less than a week later on Thursday, October 7, the Queen will be accompanied by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex for another engagement,

The Queen will be launching the Queen’s Baton Rely for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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The race will begin once the Queen has put her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton.

The Birmingham 2022 website explains: “The Baton will then travel for 294 days,  connecting communities in every corner of the Commonwealth, embracing unique cultures and sharing stories.

“This collective journey will  ignite hope,  solidarity  and collaboration for the next generation, with these stories leaving us all inspired to take on the challenges that matter most to us.”

The Baton will visit all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, reaching Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean and the Americas.

The FIVE events the Queen will attend in October – and one in November

Saturday, October 2

The Queen will be accompanied by The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, will attend the Opening Ceremony to mark the Sixth Session of the Scottish Parliament.

Thursday, October 7

The Queen will be accompanied by The Earl of Wessex, will launch The Queen’s Baton Relay for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games from the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.

Tuesday, October 12

The Queen will be accompanied by The Princess Royal, to attend a Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the Centenary of the Royal British Legion.

Thursday, October 14

The Queen will attend the Opening Ceremony of the Sixth Session of the Senedd.

Tuesday, October 19

The Queen will give a reception at Windsor Castle to mark the Global Investment Summit.

Monday, November 1

The Queen will attend a reception on the occasion of the COP-26 Summit in Scotland.

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