The Queen went to a church sale in Braemar yesterday – and ordered up some Scottish tablet.
The treat was delivered to Balmoral Castle shortly after Her Majesty’s visit to the Braemar and Crathie Church biennial sale in the church hall just along the road from the castle.
The monarch donated a royal tea set for a prize draw in aid of church funds.
She also presented a cake, made by her New Zealand chef in the castle kitchens, for a guess-the-weight competition.
Her Majesty arrived in the bright sunshine wearing a summery, flowers of the meadow skirt with a pale blue short jacket and matching hat.
She spent 20 minutes in the hall looking at the bric-a-brac, jewellery, flowers and garden produce, before the doors were opened to the public.
When the Queen left, she told delighted onlookers: “It’s lovely to be back in Scotland.”
It was a road well travelled for the 93-year-old Queen, who first attended the sale when she was six.
She was greeted on arrival by the minister of Braemar and Crathie Church, the Rev Kenneth MacKenzie and his wife, Jayne.
Today, the Queen will attend morning service at the little grey Church of Scotland as she always does while on holiday at Balmoral.
It is thought the Duke of Edinburgh is likely to accompany her.