Royal Stewart – Another of the world’s most popular plaids.
Clan Motto: Virescit vulnere virtus, Courage grows strong at a wound.
Badge: The Thistle
As a family, the Royal Stewarts held the throne of Scotland, and later that of England, in direct line until the death of Queen Anne in 1714. In fact, the current Royal family still has Stewart blood links.
The Stewart tartan is worn by the regimental pipers of the Scots Guards and was referred to by King George V as my personal tartan.
Known as the Royal Tartan, it is still traditionally the official tartan of the Royal House of Scotland.
Prince Charles wore his kilt in this pattern when addressing the Scots Guards.