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Her Majesty The Queen will address The Scottish Parliament when it meets at the University of Aberdeen's King's College Conference Centre on Tuesday, May 28, 2002. This will be the first time the Queen has formally addressed the Parliament while it is sitting. She performed the official opening ceremony in Edinburgh on July 1, 1999. HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will accompany her Majesty during the visit.

The Parliament has been brought to Aberdeen as a result of a partnership between the University and the City of Aberdeen. It will sit in Aberdeen from 28-30 May 2002 when the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland meets on the Mound, the Parliament's usual home in Edinburgh. Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, the University's Chancellor, said: 'It will be a great honour to welcome Her Majesty to King's College and the City in this her Golden Jubilee Year. Her visit to the Scottish Parliament meeting in Aberdeen is particularly welcome as it highlights the deep and affectionate link between the University of Aberdeen and the Royal family'

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