Tartan Details – King Charles III
The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the “King Charles III” tartan is shown below.
Designer:Scottish Tartans Authority,
Registration date:4 September 2023
Intended for the exclusive use of His Majesty King Charles III.
May only be woven with written permission from The Scottish Tartans Authority under instruction from the Royal Household.
Design Registration pending.
In the year of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, The Scottish Tartans Authority, with HM The King’s approval, designed this tartan in recognition of His Majesty’s strong support in preserving the culture and traditions of Highland Dress and Scottish Tartans.
The design is based on the Balmoral tartan sett which dates from c.1850. The cloth, first woven 100% Scottish wool by Lochcarron of Scotland in Selkirk, includes a central stripe motif (one broad and two narrow), a feature of Royal tartans previously worn by His Majesty including the Duke of Rothesay, Duke of Rothesay Hunting & Lord of the Isles Hunting tartans.
The colours and shades have been matched to the natural dyes of 18th century specimens in the collection of The Scottish Tartans Authority and so admired by His Majesty.
The Scottish Tartans Authority,
51 Atholl Road, Pitlochry,