The last year or so will go down as a hugely difficult period for the British Royal family, with the members only just seeming to get a grip on life after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.Whilst Charles had everything to gain from his mother dying, the eldest son of the former ruling figure has been steady in getting to grips with his new roles after being crowned King.
As we near the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, it is remarkably poignant that the new monarch is making significant public appearances. King Charles was seen attending the Braemar Games, which is the first time he has done so in his official capacity as King. King Charles looking to end the summer on a positive note
In a year which has housed so much negativity for his family, King Charles is looking to end the summer on a positive note, before the marking of the one-year anniversary of his mother’s death truly begins. The Braemar Games are an annual event held in Scotland. The event usually sees a number of traditional games played as a tribute to Scottish heritage from days gone by. With the event held just a short drive from Balmoral Castle, it has long been a regular feature in the Royal calendar.
King Charles was pictured at the event with his wife, Camilla, and he was wearing traditional Scottish attire, fully sporting a kilt, knee socks and sporran. It’s understood that his green, blue and red tartan ensemble was designed by The Scottish Tartans Authority, as was reported by People Magazine.King Charles III made history over the weekend when he debuted a striking new tartan kilt. Fittingly named the ‘King Charles III tartan’, the green, blue and red textile was designed in honour of the coronation and recognises His Majesty’s ‘strong support in preserving the culture and traditions of Highland dress and Scottish tartans’.
The monarch wore the King Charles III tartan kilt for the first time at the Braemar Gathering, near Balmoral in Aberdeenshire, where he is in residence for the summer. He was joined at the annual event by Queen Camilla, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. The link between the Royal Family and the Braemar Gathering dates back almost two centuries. ‘While there have been similar Gatherings at Braemar since the days of King Malcolm Canmore 900 years ago, the Gathering has been run in its present form since 1832,’ Buckingham Palace explains. ‘Since 1848, The Gathering has been attended regularly by the Sovereign and other members of the Royal Family.’