FIRST IN 400 YEARS The rose is the traditional „rent“ for the castle paid to the sovereign. The Queen was the first reigning monarch to visit this Argyllshire Resort in almost 400 years.
A number of gifts were presented to the Royal Couple
The Queen received a thistle brooch surmounted with hand-carved amethyst and set with diamonds from the town people of Dunoon. The naturalistic diamond thistle brooch is made with an emerald ribbon and carved amethyst bud.
…yesterday to welcome the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited the resorts on their way to Balmoral to begin their summer holiday. Crowds standing six deep on the pavement were soaked by heavy rain an hour before the Royal couple arrived in Dunoon, Argyllshire, but shortly before the Royal barge reached the pier the sun broke through, and there was brilliant sunshine for the remainder of the tour. Waves of cheering greeted the Queen and the Duke as they stepped ashore at Dunoon from the Royal barge, which had brought them from the Royal yacht Britannia. The Queen delighted the crowd by walking 200 yards from the pier to Dunoon’s new civic pavilion. …..