New exhibition explores Royal Family's love of tartan
The Royal Family's love of all things tartan is to be explored in a new exhibition in Edinburgh this month in celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday.
The Royal'a lengthy love affair with tartan began when George IV paid a visit to Scotland in 1822 wearing a kilt following a repeal of the Dress Act which banned the wearing of tartan in the country. It was to be the start of an enduring admiration for the pattern in the Royal family which even led to Prince Albert designing his very own 'Balmoral tartan' in the 1850's-which to this day remains the private property of the Royal Family and can only be worn with The Queen’s permission.
The exhibition is to be held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, this month.
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