The royal couple also visited the Donald Dewar Leisure Centre in the Drumchapel area, and a homeless shelter run by the Quarriers charity.



The Duchess then went on to visit Keyfund at Gateshead Youth Council, Gateshead, NE8. Keyfund was one of the charities chosen by The Duke and Duchess to benefit from the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund. During the visit, The Duchess met groups of young people who have recently been supported by the charity.






The former Richards textiles mill has become a target for vandals and fireraisers.
The Prince's Regeneration Trust has been playing a key role in finding a future for the site which has over 100 listed buildings.


Both her maternal grandparents met and worked on the estate. There is some extremely rare footage of inside the Ballroom of Balmoral Castle, cameras are usually forbidden as it is a personal home of HM The Queen.



The gift is from the locals of Royal Deeside to commemorate HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.


Her Majesty, escorted by the Principal (Professor Ian Diamond) and His Royal Highness, escorted by Mr. Ciaran Monaghan (Head of Service, Office of the Chief Executive), toured the Library, meeting students and members of staff, conservationists and donors, and attended a Reception.
The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, afterwards re-opened Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, and was received with a Guard of Honour found by Sea, Air and Army Cadets.
Her Majesty, escorted by the Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council (Mrs. Valerie Watts), and His Royal Highness, escorted by Mr. Monaghan, viewed an exhibition and archive film footage, visited the Customer Service Centre and met members of staff, Councillors and Deputy Lieutenants of Aberdeenshire.