It's been a quiet week on the royal front if you're not Prince Henrik of Denmark. In which case it's been an expose yourself to global ridicule kind of seven days. But let's ignore him, it's the best thing to do with hissy fitters. Instead, let's enjoy some of the best photos of a quiet-ish royal week. Despite the summer lull we had enough regal sightings to keep us busy for another few days. Here are some of the pictorial highlights.
The Earl of Wessex has been in Edinburgh, where he attended the first performance of the 2017 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in the grounds of Edinburgh Castle. The @edinburghtattoo is an annual series of military performances by the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands that forms part of the Edinburgh Festival. Also in Edinburgh, The Earl, Patron of the Edinburgh International Festival, attended the opening concert of the 2017 Festival. 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the festival and the opening concert of Haydn’s ‘Surprise’ Symphony and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 2 ‘Lobgesang’, also opened the first festival in 1947. The Earl became the @edintfest Patron earlier this year, making him the third Royal Patron, following The Queen and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Poor Prince Edward, there's not much that can be done to make this photo look relaxed and natural. The Earl of Wessex was taking part in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It's part of the Edinburgh Festival and Eddie has just become their patron. Quite why that meant ending up in full uniform while holding a small silver dish isn't clear. At least Prince Albert of Monaco kept him company. Let's face it, it doesn't really matter what's meant to be going on, you can't look at this photo and not smile. Edward and Albert get the royal troopers of the week prize.