TRAFFIC trouble hit the Queen’s garden party in Edinburgh today after rain left car parks waterlogged and unusable.
Around 8,000 guests arrived for the event by car, taxi and bus, mingling with local traffic outside the Scottish Parliament and causing lengthy queues in the area.
Revellers wearing fancy frocks and fine suits were seen clambering out of public transport as they made their way to the annual event.
Guests at the party in the ground of the Palace of Holyrood house were set to enjoy 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake, washed down with 27,000 cups of tea.
After the playing of the National Anthem, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, together with other members of the Royal Family, circulate among the guests through.
Each takes a different route and random presentations are made so that everyone has an equal chance of speaking to Her Majesty and members of her family.
All those invited got to meet the Queen and other members of the Royal Family in this, the Jubilee year. Photo: Deadline News
A waterlogged Holyrood Park caused chaos as parking arrangements were thrown into disarray. Photo: Deadline News
Revellers seemed excited about the day ahead despite the dull weather. Photo Deadline News
Motorists appeared frustrated as roads were blocked and diversions created after heavy rain over the weekend. Photo: Deadline News
Important figures resorted to public transport in order to get to the party on time. Photo: Deadline News
National pride was on display with the Union Jack featuring on flags and phones. Photo: Deadline News
The buses will no doubt be busier today with Palace officials advising all guests to make their way on public transport. Photo Deadline News
Guests were of course glammed up for the occasion, never missing a photo opportunity. Photo: Deadline News