Prince Edward wears traditional tartan as he visits the Scottish village of Golspie with his wife Sophie

The Duchess of Edinburgh looked elegant in a contrasting suit with a separate skirt as she arrived in Golspie, Sutherland, for an official visit.

Sophie, 59, appeared in good spirits as she accompanied her husband, Prince Edward, 60, to the Scottish village.

The mother-of-two paired her camel-colored blazer with wide-leg trousers, a striped T-shirt and suede heels.

Meanwhile, the Duke of Edinburgh opted for more formal attire and wore a traditional tartan kilt, teamed with a tweed waistcoat and blazer.

Sophie wore her blonde locks tied up as she chatted to Lord Lieutenant for Sutherland, Patrick Marriot and Golspie Community Council chairman Henrietta Marriott on arrival.

The Duchess of Edinburgh cut an elegant figure in a separated suit as she arrived in the Scottish coastal town of Golspie today

After walking through the village centre, Sophie greeted members of the Southern Schools and the Sutherland Caledonian pipe band.

Young children lined the streets clutching Union Jack flags as they waited for the Duke and Duchess.

Sophie and Edward looked as cheerful as the children and greeted the young Golspie members of the audience with wide grins on their faces.

The royal couple chatted with the crowd as they stood in the sunshine on the Golspie seafront.

It comes after the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh appeared to be in good spirits as they took part in the Ceremony of the Keys – during a visit to the Scottish capital.

Prince Edward, 60, and his wife Sophie, 59, were all smiles as they visited Holyroodhouse Palace and took part in the tradition, which takes place every time the monarch or their official representative makes an official visit to the city.

The late queen’s son was also seen for the occasion alongside senior British Army reservist Major General Alastair Bruce.

He was then presented with the keys to the city of Edinburgh by Lord Provost Councilor Robert Aldridge at the event.

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh appeared cheerful as they arrived in the sunny seaside town
The Duchess was greeted during the visit by Lord Lieutenant Patrick Marriott (pictured left) and members of the Southern Schools and Sutherland Caledonian pipe bands.
Edward appeared animated as he chatted with members of the local Golspie community on the coast

Photos from the day showed Sophie and Edward beaming as they were greeted by the graceful ceremony.

The Duchess was effortlessly elegant in an emerald green dress with textured patterns. The A-line skirt, collar detail and fitted waist create the perfect, sophisticated ensemble.

She paired her outfit with beige stiletto heels and a matching green clutch.

Sophie pulled her blonde locks back into an effortless updo and kept her makeup chic and summery.

Meanwhile, Edward was smartly dressed in a navy blue suit and salmon tie, with black leather shoes to complete the look.

Earlier that week, the couple became the first members of the royal family to visit a new memorial statue of Queen Elizabeth II.

The son of the late Queen Elizabeth wore a tartan kilt for the occasion, paired with a tweed waistcoat and blazer
Children lined the streets of Golspie waving Union Jack flags as they waited for the Duke and Duchess
The 59-year-old styled her blonde locks in a simple but chic ponytail for the official visit
The couple seemed excited to chat with the public during the visit

The Duke and Duchess were visiting Oakham, Rutland in the East Midlands.

They went to the city’s library, which now houses the first memorial statue of the late monarch, Edward’s mother, with her beloved corgis at her feet.

The couple were the first royals to see the striking two-metre tall bronze statue, and the Duchess couldn’t resist petting the corgis as she addressed the crowd.

Edward and Sophie took a moment to look at the statue in silence and absorb the meaningful tribute to the late monarch.

Sophie dressed for the weather in a smart cream coat, which she teamed with green straight-leg trousers and an orange bag.

She looked as elegant as ever as she twisted her blonde locks into a stylish updo and added a tangerine-colored bag as an accessory.

Meanwhile, her husband also dressed down for the occasion and added a tweed blazer to his look.

The royal couple met with Lord Lieutenant Patrick Marriott (far left) and Golspie Community Council chairman Henrietta Marriott (far right)
The Duke took the lead and walked with Golspie Community Council chair Henrietta Marriott (right) at the front of the group
While walking along the beach, Sophie strolled in the sunshine with Lord Lieutenant Patrick Marriott (left)
The Southern Schools and the Sutherland Caledonian Pipe greeted the Duke and Duchess with traditional Scottish music

They arrived in Oakham by helicopter before heading to Oakham Castle just after 11am, where they met children from local primary schools.

There they were welcomed by the leader of the council and presented with a double horseshoe – a tradition for royals visiting the area.

Despite the bad weather, crowds flocked to see King Charles’ younger brother and wave Union Jack flags.

Prince Edward showed his friendly and personable nature as he spoke to locals at the Salon in Oakham, who had sat under an umbrella to watch him pass.

“Is this house?” Edward joked as the delighted crowd burst into laughter.