Queen meets Scotland’s First Minister Sturgeon after new push for independence vote

British Queen Elizabeth II, who is currently in Scotland, held a meeting with Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday.

Queen and Nicola’s meeting comes a day after the Scottish leader set out plans to

push for a second independence referendum to break away from the United Kingdom.

Buckingham Palace shared the photo of the 96-year-old Queen with the first

minister of Scotland, saying “Today at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Queen

held an Audience with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon.

“Her Majesty traditionally has an Audience with the First Minister during Holyrood Week.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Sturgeon announced plans for a second independence

referendum to be held in October 2023, and vowed to take legal action if the