Prince Charles Rocks Traditional Kilt During Trip to Scotland

He may be called the Prince of Wales, but Prince Charles is showing his connections to Scotland as well.

The royal family member took a trip to the town of Thurso and his journey was shared on the Clarence House Instagram account (and they used his Scottish title in the caption). “The Duke of Rothesay visited Thurso, Scotland, today to meet members of the local community,” they said.

During his trip, the duke visited a veterinary office, helped with a beach cleanup and toured the newly-restored House of the Northern Gate. However, it was his attire that caught our attention.

Prince Charles was seen wearing a traditional red and green tartan kilt that he accessorized with a brown leather hunting sporran from the Highland Store. In the second image, we can also see a dirk (a short dagger) sticking out of his right sock, which is traditionally carried by Highlanders. Along with the Scottish garb, he donned a gray blazer and vest, as well as some forest green knee-high socks.

We love seeing Prince Charles switch up his attire and this isn't the first time he's rocked a colorful kilt. Last year, on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the duke was seen in a Hunting Stewart kilt alongside his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, while the two were paying their respects in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Meanwhile, he was snapped wearing a gingham green kilt in a throwback photo that featured his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

And the heir apparent isn't just connected to Scotland by his clothing. He and the Duchess of Cornwall have a country home at Birkhall in Scotland, where they enjoy many holidays. The duke also opened up a bed and breakfast on the grounds of The Castle of Mey in Caithness called The Granary Lodge.

Who knew Prince Charles would become our next fashion inspiration?

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