The Queen spotted at Edinburgh Waverley before taking part in historic ceremony at Palace of Holyroodhouse

A visiting tourist was shocked to spot Queen Elizabeth getting off a train at Edinburgh Waverley station yesterday morning.

Mick Kendrick was at the station at around 11.15am on Monday, June 27, when he noticed a large police presence around.

He guessed that it might be a high-ranking royal, but was still surprised when he spotted the monarch.

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As she got off the train, passengers in the station cheered. Mr Kendrick said that one older lady started crying, and told him she felt she would never get to see this again.

“It was totally out of the blue”, he said.

“I had quite a special feeling, because the chances of seeing her again are probably slim.”

After arriving in the Capital, the Queen took part in the historic Ceremony of the Keys at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Queen, dressed in a powder blue silk wool coat and dress, was spotted by excited rail passengers in Edinburgh Waverley on Monday. (Photo credit: Mick Kendrick)

The 96-year-old monarch, who has cut back on public engagements due to mobility issues, was symbolically offered the keys to the city by Edinburgh Lord Provost Robert Aldridge.