Lion Rampant flies as First Minister attends royal wedding

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Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and Mrs Moira Salmond are attending the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey this morning.

The First Minister has instructed that the Royal Standard of Scotland be flown from the headquarters of the Scottish Government in Edinburgh, St Andrew’s House, in honour and celebration of the wedding.

Mr Salmond also warmly welcomed the official Scottish title of Earl and Countess of Strathearn bestowed on the Royal couple by the Queen today.

Speaking before the ceremony, Mr Salmond said:

“This is a great day of celebration, and it is wonderful that the Queen has bestowed the Scottish title of Earl and Countess of Strathearn on the Royal couple.

“The Royal Standard of Scotland is flying from St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh in honour of this special day.

“I wish the Royal couple my warmest wishes for a long and very happy married life together.”