Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh attended at the opening Scottish canal, the Royals have led a small flotilla along a new canal. The Kelpies sculptures made Her Royal Majesty smile as she visited one of Scotland’s most popular attractions.
Queen Elizabeth as the most important guest at the opening of the new canal in Scotland, together with her husband Prince Philip she completed the last stretch of their journey to the Kelpies sculptures in Falkirk by barge. Thus, the monarch has formally opened the new canal section in the process.
A new canal was named after the Queen Elizabeth II Canal, it formed the eastern gateway to the Forth and Clyde Canal and flows right up to the horse-head sculptures, which Queen found very funny and useful for tourists.
The sunny weather made the day of Canal’s opening cheerful and bright event, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were smiling all the time.
Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip at the canal’s opening
The Queen and Philip boarded a bunting-covered Seagull Trust boat named The Wooden Spoon, which took them along the canal for the final five minutes of their trip. The Queen smiled as she was introduced to two horses, Duke and Dan, who, as Clydesdales, are the same breed of horse which inspired Andy Scott’s giant sculptures.
Large crowds of onlookers, including many children, waved Union flags as the royal party passed by, with an aerobatic display from the Global Stars stunts flying team taking place above the sculptures.