A new tartan

The September 18 1936 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photo of the Balmoral tartan, as chosen by King Edward VIII during his short reign.

The Scottish Tartans Authority has a page on the Balmoral tartan. It was originally designed by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. The Authority claims that the only people who are approved to wear this tartan are Queen Elizabeth II, members of her family who have been given permission, and the Queen’s personal piper.

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