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Queen meets retired RAF pilot she ticked off for smoking 70 years ago

The Queen meets 94-year-old Allan Scott who she ticked off for smoking 72 years ago. Credit: PA

The Queen came face to face with a retired RAF pilot she ticked off for smoking 72 years ago during a visit to Edinburgh today.

Former Spitfire pilot Allan Scott told how he first met Elizabeth II when she was a 16-year-old princess in 1943.

He had nipped off for a cigarette during a royal visit to Buckingham Palace but said he was "politely admonished" by the princess who caught him out.

Charlotte Murphy, seven, presents the Queen with a posy. Credit: PA

Now aged 94, the grandfather-of-three said: "I haven't seen the Queen for 70 years so it was quite a thrill to see her again."

He added: "It's been a wonderful day and I am so pleased to have met both their Royal Highnesses. The Duke of Edinburgh and I have something in common you see - we are the same age."

On their departure the Queen, wearing a bright pink Karl Ludwig coat and a matching Angela Kelly hat, was presented with a posy by seven-year-old Charlotte Murphy from Rosyth.

Earlier this week the Queen and Prince Philip hosted a garden party for 8,000 people and attended the official opening of a university research centre and a hospital complex in Glasgow.