The Queen visits luxury Scottish jewellery showroom

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The Queen visited historic Edinburgh-based luxury jewellers Hamilton & Inches on July 8 to meet craftsmen who are part of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

2016 marks 150 years in business for Hamilton & Inches, a jewellers which has held a Royal Warrant for over 120 years.

The Queen visited the luxury jewellery showroom with the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday morning. During the visit it was revealed she often uses Post-it notes to help her stay organised, so the jewellers presented Her Majesty with a wood and sterling silver holder for the square pads of paper.

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In addition, Hamilton & Inches also presented the Queen with a silver bowl inspired by the River Tay for her 90th birthday, while Philip received a kilt pin.

The presentation of the gifts came at the end of a trip around the firm’s showroom and workshops on George Street.

During the tour the royal couple spoke to a number of crafts men and women, some of whom are part of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

The visit to Hamilton & Inches came at the end of Royal Week in Scotland where the Queen held a number of engagements.

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