King Charles III (74) and Queen Camilla (75) visited a long-established weaving mill in Scotland as part of "Holyrood Week". The two royals took part in a tour of the sacred halls of the Lochcarron of Scotland company in the region of the same name. According to media reports, the monarch convinced himself of the exclusive use of responsibly sourced Scottish and British wool. Managing Director Dawn Robson-Bell answered questions from Charles and Camilla.
"It was a great pleasure and honor for us to welcome King Charles III and Queen Camilla to Lochcarron," Robson-Bell told the Southern Reporter newspaper after visiting. She also showed the royals the intricate process of converting wool into fabric for kilts and luxury textiles. Befitting his status, the king also wore a traditional kilt for his visit to the weaving mill.
Also on Thursday, Charles and Camilla visited the so-called "Great Tapestry of Scotland". An art project that has now been presented to the public for the first time in ten years. Camilla had the great honor of doing the final stitches on the huge rug to finally finish it off. The tapestry shows the entire history of Scotland on a total of 160 panels.
Project coordinator Dorie Wilkie said after the royals' visit, according to The Scotsman: "The Queen said she was the worst seamstress in the world but she did very well. Afterwards she joked with the King and said, 'Me sewed something on the blackboard'." It was very nice for her to meet Charles and Camilla, Wilkie continued. She wanted to show them the work of the seamstresses who contributed to her project.