Her Majesty Queen Mary and Her Royal Court of Scotland,

Greetings unto the good townspeople of Havashire and the inhabitants of the London Bridge Renaissance Faire,

As our progress comes to an end, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Mary of Scots, Queen of Scotland, formally requests that you join her and her court as she makes her way home from Inverness. She has enjoyed visiting much of the countryside and has been touched by the love and support from Her subjects. She shall include the region known as Havashire as part of the noble lands for the loving welcome they have shown. To show her gratitude for the loyalty of her subjects, she shall invite all from the shire and surrounding areas to her next stop and announce this honor publicly. Her progress will be concluded in a few short days, with a visit at Blair Castle. Highlanders from far and wide are gathering deer from the surrounding countryside to host a great hunt and feast to be held in thy Majesty’s honor. They could think not a better way to conclude such a progress than by attending this event most spectacular! Queen Mary is said to be an avid hunter and always keeps her eye on the prize--no matter what the prize may be or how difficult to obtain!

Until then, I remain in thy loving Queen’s service,
James Hepburn
4th Earl of Bothwell

Ruled by her heart, Queen Mary is one of the most loved Queens in Europe. Her court is a delight to all who can take part. With her good taste for French and Scottish music, dance and entertainment, there is never a dull moment in her presence. What will you find at our beloved Queen Mary’s court while attending the faire?

  • Ennobling ceremony held daily. Calling all who wish to be Lords and Ladies of the Queen's court! The Queen will hold an Ennobling Ceremony and all subjects are invited to take part. The ceremonies are free of charge and will be a great photo opportunity that will last a lifetime.
  • Costume contest. The court will hold a costume contest on the Saturday of the Faire, open to all who attend. Different categories will be awarded by the Queen and her court. Be sure to visit the Costumes & Characters links for ideas. 
  • Dance, music, and entertainment. While the Queen is not tending to her official duties, you may find her at her presence chamber. Ask the guard if you may approach for an attendance with Her Majesty. You may be able to listen to a song, join in with her ladies for a dance, hear a story, or play a card game or two.

Our Royal Court is part of the Havashire Guild. For more information or to request to join Havashire please send an email to or visit our Facebook page.