Royal Family at Breamear Gathering 2023

The Princess Royal and Sir Timothy Laurence joined King Charles III and Queen Camilla for the annual Braemar Highland Gathering in Braemar, Ballater, Aberdeenshire on September 2nd, during their annual summer holiday at Balmoral Castle.

The Royal Family watched competitors compete in Running, Heavy Weights, Solo Piping, Light Field and Solo Dance. There has been an annual gathering at Braemar, in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, for over 900 years, with the Games being a fixate on the Royal Calendar since the 1840s, with last year’s Gathering having been the Royal Family’s last appearance before the Accession go King Charles.

The King wore the newly created King Charles III tartan, which was was designed by The Scottish Tartans Authority earlier this year to mark the Coronation and in “recognition of the King’s strong support in preserving the culture and traditions of Highland Dress and Scottish Tartans.” The Scottish Tartans Authority said:

The unique design presented to His Majesty, is based on the Balmoral tartan sett which dates from c.1850 and continues to be worn by The King and members of The Royal Family today.  The new tartan has been officially registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans which is administered by the National Records of Scotland.

The cloth, woven in 100% Scottish wool by Lochcarron of Scotland in Selkirk, includes a central triple stripe motif (one broad and two narrow) which is a feature of Royal tartans previously worn by His Majesty including the Duke of Rothesay, Duke of Rothesay Hunting and Lord of the Isles Hunting tartans.

The colours have been matched to the natural dyes of 18th century tartan specimens in the collection of The Scottish Tartans Authority.”

King Charles inspected the Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland and met members of the public as he arrived at Balmoral Castle this week, to take up residence for the Royal Family’s annual Summer Holiday

The King and Queen will be marking the first anniversary of the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle, which marks a busy first year of the King’s Reign that began with the Queen’s Funeral, followed by Remembrance Sunday, the South African State Visit, the Diplomatic ReceptionChristmas at Sandringham, the Commonwealth Day ServiceState Visit to GermanyEaster at Windsor Castle, the Coronation and Coronation ConcertTrooping the Colour, the Order of the Garter ServiceRoyal Ascot, and the Coronation Service at St Giles’ Cathedral.


2 thoughts on “Royal Family at Breamear Gathering 2023

  1. Would that all those lovely Scottish runners were wearing Kilts, and displaying thier Own Royal Jewels!

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