Queen joined by Philip, Charles, Peter & Autumn at 200th Braemar Games

The Queen was joined by The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, and Peter and Autumn Phillips at the Braemar Games today, celebrating its 200th birthday.

Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

Her Majesty took the short journey from Balmoral to Braemar, where the games are held. Cabers are tossed, traditional dances performed, hammers thrown and around 17,000 spectators show up to watch the event.

The gathering takes place on the first Saturday of every September and attract visitors from across the globe.

Braemar is an annual feature in Her Majesty’s diary, as patron of the games. She first attended in 1933, aged seven and has attended almost every year since the beginning of her reign in 1952.

Queen Victoria first watched the games in 1848, and since then Braemar has become something of a Royal attraction, further cementing the links of Scotland with the Royal Family.

The family was seen laughing and appeared to have a great afternoon together, towards the end of the Royal summer holiday.

Wearing her Braemar feather brooch, The Queen and Autumn Phillips received posies from two young girls dressed in traditional dance gear. Prince Philip and Prince Charles wore their kilts, while Peter Phillips opted for a suit.

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