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Presentation of Prince George’s first kilt. The Earl and Countess of Strathearn visit to Forteviot, Strathearn.

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The Earl and Countess of Strathearn, aka the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visit Forteviot Village Fete.

The Countess looking at the detail of the kilt and the Earl reading the information booklet describing the background of the traditional tailored kilt and the construction of Prince George’s kilt.

The Strathearn tartan is said to have been worn by the father of Queen Victoria H.R.H. Edward, Duke of Kent, who was also Duke of Strathearn. As Colonel of the Royal Scots Regiment 1801-1820, he apparently sent a sample to Wilson’s of Bannockburn with a view to ‘dressing the gallant corps’. It is also the adopted tartan of the Comrie Pipe Band.

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The picture of the kilt that went world wide

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FF1-108 Kilt presented to Royal couple by Marion Foster
Kensington-Palace

The letter sent to Marion on behalf of the Earl and Countess of Strathearn.