King Charles to receive second crown in Scotland
Scotland will be celebrating the accession of King Charles III with its own festivities on Wednesday, with the attendance of the King, Queen Camilla, Prince William, and Kate.
The ceremonial events are part of Holyrood Week, or Royal Week, which is held annually with the monarch travelling to regions in the country to celebrate Scottish culture, achievement, and community.
“Scotland will welcome the new King and Queen in July with a series of events to mark the Coronation. A People’s Procession, a Royal Procession, a National Service of Thanksgiving and a Gun Salute will take place in Edinburgh,” said First Minister, Humza Yousaf.
People representing communities and organisations will be participating, with opportunities for the public to join as well, Yousaf added.
The Thanksgiving Service will be held at St. Giles’ Cathedral, which was the stop on the Queen’s final journey back to London from Balmoral, and where the Scottish Crown Jewels will be presented to the King.
The Scottish Crown Jewels, also known as the honours of Scotland, are made of gold, silver, and precious gems, they are the oldest in Britain, the crown was first worn by James V at the coronation of Queen Mary of Guise in 1540.
The Stone of Scone, which was featured in the Westminster Abbey coronation, will also be present, the stone had been used as a seat in the coronation of Scottish kings, and is now kept in Scotland.
The honours will move from Edinburgh Castle to St. Giles’ in a grand People’s Procession featuring 100 people representing the Scottish life.
The honours will also be escorted by the King’s Body Guard for Scotland, the Royal Company of Archers, an honor guard of Armed Forces personnel, and the Royal Regiment of Scotland Shetland pony mascot, Corporal Cruachan IV.