The Queen enjoys the Perth sunshine in a buttercup coloured outfit

Rain What rain The Queen enjoys the sunshine in a buttercup coloured outfit on a trip to the historical jewel of Scotland

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17:59 GMT, 6 July 2012

The expected rain stayed away for the last day of the Queen's residence in Scotland, and she celebrated by choosing a bright sunny-coloured outfit for a trip to the imposing Scone palace.

Once the crowning place of the King of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce, today the palace is home to the Earl of Mansfield.

Elizabeth and Philip took a stroll around the landscaped gardens, delighting in the gleeming peacocks, and the Queen planted a tree to mark the Diamond Jubilee as Royal Week came to a close.

Beaming: The monarch grins as she receives a posy of wild Scottish flowers

Beaming: The monarch grins as she receives a posy of wild Scottish flowers

Bright: Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoy the Perth sunshine

Bright: Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enjoy the Perth sunshine

Earlier in the day the Queen had received the keys to the city of Perth.

Thousands of people waving Union Jack
flags welcomed her as she was presented with the keys at the Viewpoint
overlooking the River Tay.

Husband Philip was given the Freedom of the City, which became Scotland's seventh city this year after being granted the status as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

Smiling at the crowd the Queen said:
'I have many happy memories of previous visits to Perth, including the
opening of the Queens Bridge in 1960 and more recently the opening of
Perth Concert Hall.

Enchanted: She meets the local wildlife on a tour of the palace grounds

Enchanted: She meets the local wildlife on a tour of the palace grounds

'I would like to congratulate you all warmly on the restoration of city status.

'It is an accolade that is
well-earned and Prince Philip and I extend to all of you our very best
wishes for the future and our thanks for welcoming us warmly today.'

Green fiingers: Dressed in yellow the Queen plants a young tree

Green fiingers: Dressed in yellow the Queen plants a young tree

Greeting: A relaxed looking Philip waves to the crowds

Greeting: A relaxed looking Philip waves to the crowds