Check mate! King Charles dons tartan kilt as he joyfully greet royal fans with Queen Camilla as they continue Holyrood Week with visit to The Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels
King Charles and Queen Camilla appeared in high spirits this morning as they greeted royal fans during their visit to The Great Tapestry of Scotland.
The royal couple are taking part in a series of engagements across Scotland to mark their first Holyrood Week since the Coronation in May.
The annual event involves members of the Royal Family travelling across the country in a celebration of Scottish culture.
Following on from the Service of Dedication and Thanksgiving yesterday, Charles, 74, and Camilla, 75, arrived in Galashiels on the Scottish borders this morning.
The couple stop and spoke with dozens of royal fans who were waiting outside The Great Tapestry of Scotland museum this morning to catch a glimpse of the monarch.
Pictured: King Charles wore a red-and-green kilt and knee-high socks for his engagement in Galashiels
Pictured: Queen Camilla was elegant in a light grey jacket and matching midi skirt, which she wore with nude heels
Charles was dressed in a traditional green-and-red kilt for the engagement this morning.
The monarch also wore a pair of knee-high red socks which he paired with a grey suit jacket and matching waistcoat.
Meanwhile, Camilla was elegant in a light grey jacket and matching midi skirt, which she wore with nude heels.
The couple took time to shake hands with fans who were waiting on their arrival and held up Good Save the King flags.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland dates back to 85000 BC and was hand-stitched by over 1000 people across Scotland.
The awe-inspiring tapestry details the history of country and is made up of 300 miles of wool.
The historic piece of art is housed in a modern gallery and visitor centre in Galashiels.
Yesterday, the monarch received the Crown of Scotland, the Sceptre and the Sword of State of the Honours of Scotland – the country’s crown jewels – at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh eight weeks after his crowning at Westminster Abbey.
The monarch took a closer look at a tapestry worked on by Queen Camilla during their visit this morning
The Queen pointed to a small detail on the tapestry she worked on as the King took a closer look
Charles looked relaxed throughout the tour and was spotted laughing as he passed the tapestries on show
The King laughed as he observed some of the pieces on show at the tapestry museum this morning
The monarch looked very dapper in a green and red kilt, which he wore with a grey jacket and vest
The Queen looked on as the King dutifully signed the visitor centre’s guest book to mark his visit today
Pictured: royal fans queued to catch a glimpse of the royals, who were visiting The Great Tapestry of Scotland
King Charles appeared in great spirits as he shook hands with members of the public on the Scottish boarders
Royal fans waved Union Jacks and Scottish flags as they joyfully greeted King Charles this morning
The historic piece of art is housed in a modern gallery and visitor centre in Galashiels. Pictured: royal fans wait for Charles and Camilla
William and Catherine, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay north of the border, joined Scotland’s leading figures and 100 individuals from all walks of society at the church on the Royal Mile.
The Right Reverend Sally Foster-Fulton, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, delivered the sermon, in which she called for action to tackle global warming to stop the world ‘baking to a crisp’.
A 21-gun salute rang out across the Scottish capital following the historic ceremony, before nine planes left trails of red, white and blue as the royals watched from the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
During the processions activists loudly booed and shouted ‘Not My King’ from a protest spot yards from the Royal Mile – leading to criticism from royalists who believe they should have been given a less prominent location.