King Charles and Queen Camilla’s church ceremony at Balmoral was attended by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

King Charles and Queen Camilla’s church ceremony at Balmoral was attended by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

For Mailonline, Jo Tweedy 3 September 2023, 08:46:46 EDT

As the nation prepares to honor one year after the Queen’s death, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak attended a church service with the royal family this morning in Balmoral.This morning, the Prime Minister drove an armored Range Rover to the traditional church service at Crathie Kirk, following the motorcade of royal cars.Both King Charles in his customary tartan and Queen Camilla in her racing green skirt suit and matching hat appeared cheerful as they rode in the back of their royal Bentley.As she and Prince Charles drove through the rural roads around Balmoral, Queen Camilla smiled at well-wishers and held a taupe-colored handbag on her lap.

In close pursuit of the royal Bentley was Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who was driven to the usual church ceremony by an assistant.

Princess Anne and her husband, Captain Timothy Laurence, were also present.Princess MargaretOn Saturday, Charles visited the Highland Games, an event that his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, really enjoyed.

The King and Queen Camilla attended the occasion as representatives of the Royal Family for the first time since the passing of Queen Elizabeth.Anne, Princess Royal, and her husband, Sir Timothy Laurence, joined the King and Queen, and the royal children sat close to each other and laughed. The late Queen Elizabeth enjoyed attending many of the annual September events around Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, but she never missed the Braemar Gathering, the most famous of the Highland Games.It comes less than a week before the Queen’s death, a year after she was forced to miss the event, triggering the initial grave worries for her health.The event, which dates back 900 years in some form and nearly 200 years in its current form, was often attended by the then-Prince Charles.

Even though it had been decided that the late Queen would not be present at the ceremony “for her comfort,” Charles, then the Prince of Wales, still showed up last year.Visitors from all over the world attend the event, while contestants from far-flung places including Scotland, England, Australia, and the United States make regular appearances.

Traditional Scottish activities, such as caber-tossing and tug-of-war, are just two of the many events that take place at Braemar’s Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park throughout the day.When people think of Highland Games, they think of the Braemar Gathering. On the first Saturday of September, tens of thousands of people from all over the world flock to this tiny Scottish community to take part in one of the more colorful Scottish traditions.

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