Tuesday, August 17, 2010

George IV of England Visits Scotland

On August 17, 1822, King George IV of England visited Edinburgh.  George's festivities were managed by Sir Walter Scott, who, according to Writing Scotland,  encouraged George's choice of outfit; highland dress with pink leggings.  All part of the tartan pageant that Scott organized.

George's visit was the first by a reiging monarch since 1650, and was viewed as a success by most.

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