His Majesty The King Presented The New Ballater Colour To The Royal Guard.


In August Alfie had the privilege of bearing the King’s Colours. At a ceremony in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, King Charles, accompanied by Queen Camilla, presented a new ceremonial colour to the Royal Guard. The Ballater Colour is used by the soldiers from the Royal Guard, who guard Balmoral Castle while the King is in residence during the summer months. The first Ballater Colour was presented in 1880 by Queen Victoria. On this occasion, and to mark the reign of King Charles III, The King presented the new Ballater Colour to 51 Infantry Brigade & Headquarters Scotland. The new Ballater Colour displays the Tudor Crown of His Majesty’s cypher rather than the St Edward’s Crown used by Queen Elizabeth II.