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US NewsQueen ‘must give up’ Palace of Holyroodhouse, says Greens MSP

16:23  18 september  2019
16:23  18 september  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

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Palace of Holyroodhouse . The Queen 's official residence in Edinburgh and the home of Scottish royal history. Explore the Palace 's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by

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The royal family should relinquish any claims to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the event of independence, according to a Scottish Greens MSP.

Andy Wightman said the palace in Edinburgh should be returned to the people and instead be used to host an elected second parliamentary chamber.

The Lothian MSP said this would be needed in the wake of a vote for independence and the extra administrative responsibilities it would bring.

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Mr Wightman said: “The Scottish Greens believe Scotland should be a normal, independent, European republic where the power is invested in all the people, not simply in those who have been born into a particular family.

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Holyrood Palace (the Palace of Holyroodhouse ) is a working royal residence in Scotland. Each of our children were given headsets with a tour created just for children who were visiting. A children’s room had craft supplies and dress- up outfits, as well as some interesting books for the kids to read.

The Queen 's official residence in Scotland, the Palace of Holyroodhouse plays host to Scottish people from all walks of life during Investitures, Garden Parties and other events. Open to the public year round, visitors can explore the history and significance of this magnificence of this imposing building

“When Scotland does regain its independence it will be because the people have chosen that path and I think it would be particularly fitting if at that point the people and their institutions were returned to complete democratic control.

Queen ‘must give up’ Palace of Holyroodhouse, says Greens MSP © Thomson Reuters Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, during an audience at the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, Britain, July 4, 2018. Picture taken July 4, 2018. Jane Barlow/POOL VIA REUTERS

"The Palace of Holyroodhouse is ideally situated to host an elected second parliamentary chamber, which will no doubt be needed to assist with scrutiny of the considerable additional administrative responsibilities that an independent Scotland would take on.”

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As part of Holyrood Week, The Queen has held an Audience with the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse . One, Mary King’s Close, was bricked up during an outbreak of plague and only recently re-opened. Said to be the most haunted place in the Scottish

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is open to visitors all year round but is also a working royal palace . At the start of The Queen ’s visit, the Palace forecourt is transformed into a colourful parade ground, where 700 guests stand to watch the enactment of an ancient ceremony, the Presentation of the Keys

Mr Wightman has previously questioned who runs and pays for the royal palace in Scotland’s capital.

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