HIS Majesty was the ‘King of Tartan’ at the weekend – courtesy of a Selkirk-based textile mill.

King Charles attended his first Braemar Gathering as monarch on Saturday.

And he chose to wear a new green, blue and red tartan named in his honour which was woven at Lochcarron of Scotland in Selkirk.

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The tartan was designed by the Scottish Tartans Authority earlier this year to mark the coronation.

It was commissioned to the King’s “commitment to the traditions of Highland dress”.

Border Telegraph: The Princess Royal, King Charles III and Queen Camilla during the Braemar Gathering highland games held a short distance from the royals' summer retreat at the Balmoral estate in Aberdeenshire. Picture date: Saturday September 2, 2023.

Hi Majesty accompanied the Queen to the annual event a short distance from his summer residence at Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, and handed trophies to winning competitors who took part in a number of sports, including the shot put and the tug-of-war.

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His sister the Princess Royal and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, were also present.

A spokesperson for Lochcarron of Scotland posted a message on social media which read: “It has been a great honour to have woven the King Charles III tartan and to have His Majesty visit our mill in Selkirk, where he could see the new design weaving in the single-width loom in our Scottish Wool Strome kilt weight.”