A TV documentary has provided photographic proof that the Queen reads regional newspapers.
The feature-length programme, to be broadcast on Sunday, provides a detailed portrait of Her Majesty during her Diamond Jubilee year.
The editors of both titles have welcomed the Royal endorsement. Scotsman editor Ian Stewart told HTFP: “We know the Queen loves Scotland and has a great interest in its history, culture and politics so it comes as no surprise that she reads The Scotsman.
“It is however a great endorsement of the work everyone here does to produce a quality newspaper that each day has the best Scottish news, sport, business, comment, analysis and debate.”
“We’re incredibly proud and humbled to serve the Queen and other members of the royal family – as we are with all our readers – by delivering the news on everything that happens in the north of Scotland and beyond. After all, the P & J has been the Voice of the North for all its readers since 1747.”
The two-hour documentary called Our Queen was filmed by Oxford Film and Television, which was given unique access to the Queen during 2012, and will be broadcast on ITV1 on Sunday at 8pm.
It includes footage of other members of the Royal Family, interviews with her staff and access to her various residences.
At the time, however. the Buckingham Palace press office said it could not confirm or deny whether the Queen read the EDP and the paper is not visible in the image from Balmoral.