The 'honours of Scotland' (Scottish crown jewels), Edinburgh Castle - the Duke of Hamilton is caretaker of these.
A touch of tartan! Duchess of Cambridge adds Scottish twist to pretty primrose outfit as she watches William honoured as Knight of the Thistle
Insisgnia for the Order of the Thistle.The current order was founded in 1687 by King James VII of Scotland, also known as James II of England.The Sovereign grants membership to the order, and need not seek approval from the Govt. The motto of the order is Nemo me impune lacessit, which is translated as No one attacks me with impunity, or: No one can harm me unpunished.The emblem is a thistle, Scotland's national flower. The Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne are Knights of the thistle.