Queen Elizabeth II is driven from Crathie Kirk Church following the service on 2 September, 2018 in Crathie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. . Queen Victoria began worshipping at the church in 1848 and every British monarch since has worshipped there while staying at nearby Balmoral Castle. . Crathie Kirk Church, some facts . ◼ Crathie Kirk is a small Church of Scotland parish church in the Scottish village of Crathie, best known for being the regular place of worship of the British Royal Family when they are holidaying at nearby Balmoral Castle. . ◼ Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal married Timothy Laurence, then a commander in the Royal Navy, at Crathie Kirk, on 12 December 1992. The couple chose to marry in Scotland as the Church of England did not, at the time, permit remarriage after divorce. The Church of Scotland, which does not consider marriage to be a sacrament, has no objection to remarriage after divorce, depending on the circumstances which led to the end of the previous marriage. . ◼ The British Royal Family attended the Sunday service here after the death of Diana, Princess of Wales on the morning of 31 August 1997. . ◼ Queen Victoria donated two stained glass windows which commemorate author & social reformer Reverend Norman MacLeod, & endowed the kirk's Father Willis organ. . ◼ Victoria's highland servant John Brown is buried in the churchyard. . ◼ Princess Beatrice donated four bells which continue to hang in the belltower. . ◼ Edward VII donated two marble medallions commemorating his brother Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha & sister Victoria, Princess Royal & Empress Frederick. . ◼ Edward's son George V donated a communion table dedicated to the memory of his father. This was made from white marble quarried on the island of Iona, the site of Columba's monastery. Elizabeth II donated a Bible decorated with the Royal Coat of Arms. . . . #hermajesty #thequeen #elizabethii #erii #queenelizabethii #houseofwindsor #royalfamily #britishmonarchy #thebritishmonarchy #photooftheday #picoftheday #crathiekirk #queenvictoria #johnbrown #godsavethequeen #royal #royalty #royals #history #scotland #aberdeenshire #erii2018