Royals attend Thistle Service in Edinburgh

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Prince William is made a Knight of the Thistle

Members of the royal family have attended a service at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh to mark the installation of the Duke of Cambridge as a Knight of the Thistle. The Queen was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal, and the Duchess of Cambridge was also in attendance.

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Crowds photograph members of the royal family as they attend the Thistle Service

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The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Thistle Service

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The Order of the Thistle is the highest honour available in Scotland

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The ancient Order of the Thistle can only be bestowed by the Queen herself

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The Duchess of Cambridge and the Princess Royal witnessed the ceremony