04 September 2017

Royal Jewels at the Braemar Gathering

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The annual Braemar Gathering was held this weekend, and the royals attended on Saturday. Here's a look at some of the jewelry on display, plus on very unique royal ensemble!




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As she does every year, the Queen wore her Braemar Feather Brooch to attend the gathering. You can read more about this brooch over here.


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Princess Anne attended with her father, mother, and elder brother. She pinned a brooch at the neck of her red and plaid jacket.


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Prince Charles, who is known as the Duke of Rothesay while in Scotland, wore a brand-new tartan for the occasion. In a bit of a surprising move, he chose the Prince Charles Edward Stuart Tartan. The plaid was woven for him by Andrew Elliot Ltd, which is located in Selkirk. Why is it surprising? Charles Edward Stuart is better known to history as "the Young Pretender" and "Bonnie Prince Charlie"; he was one of the instigators of the Jacobite rebellion in 1745. (That's the uprising that aimed, in part, to restore the Stuarts to the British throne.) Maybe Charles has been digging into his family's complicated Scottish roots -- or perhaps he's just a big Outlander fan? ;-)