King Charles and Queen Camilla attend historic ceremony at Balmoral Castle

king charles balmoralUK MOD © Crown copyright 2023

King Charles and Queen Camilla were at Balmoral Castle last weekend to present the new Ballater Colour.

The Ballater Colour is a ceremonial Colour that the Royal Guard will carry during court at Balmoral. The first Ballater Colour was presented by Queen Victoria in 1880.

General Officer Scotland, Major General Bill Wright CBE, said: “It was a real privilege to escort The King as he presented the New Ballater Colour to the Royal Guard. The Guard is synonymous with the British Army in Scotland and our close links to the Royal Family; it is therefore incredibly important that we continue to mark this tradition, which dates back to 1880. The new Colours will replace those presented to the Royal Guard by Her Late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, and will be the first to display the Tudor Crown; the retired Colours will rest up in Balmoral Castle.”

Commander 51st Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland, Brigadier Jody Davies MBE, said, “It was an honour for members of 51 Infantry Brigade and Headquarters Scotland to be in attendance with Their Majesties as the New Ballater Colour was dedicated and presented to the Royal Guard. There is so much represented by it. The service to The Crown of many in the past, today and into the future and a mark to their dedication to duty, devotion to each other and the pride and support of their families. A special day for all those involved.”

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Sign up to receive awesome content in your inbox every month.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Be the first to comment on "King Charles and Queen Camilla attend historic ceremony at Balmoral Castle"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.