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An ardent Unionist and British patriot Scott was concerned that the Scottish people were weakening in their enthusiasm for the British ideal.

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However when people gazed their eyes on the king at the Palace of Holyrood House they could not believe what they saw. Certainly King George was indeed wearing a kilt but incredibly it was so short that it ran up his thighs to a few inches above his knees. It was like an 18th century version of the mini kilt worn by ladies canada goose uk black friday nowadays in these modern times.

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The reason was that as a lover of high living and a connoisseur of good food and fine wine the king was remarkably rotund. Standing at only 5 feet 2 inches and with a girth of around 56 inches he was almost as wide as he was tall.

There is a statue in his honour with pride cheap canada goose uk of place in the city’s George Street to commemorate the 1822 visit. Incidentally the street is actually named after his father King George III and the statue bears little buy canada goose jacket cheap resemblance to his son.

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