Scotland will mark the coronation of King Charles and his wife Camilla with a huge parade, air show and Thanksgiving service. In May, world leaders gathered in London for the biggest ceremony in seven decades when the Queen and his wife were crowned at Westminster Abbey. The 74-year-old succeeded his mother after Queen Elizabeth died in September.
Why is Scotland holding a separate coronation?
England and Scotland had separate monarchs until they were unified in 1603. That’s why Scotland has separate celebrations to mark the coronation of King Charles.
Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s First Minister, said: “The Scottish Order of Honor has huge historical significance and has been featured in many major ceremonial events over the past 500 years.” Meticulously designed and crafted by the finest craftsmen.” As Scotland prepares to welcome a new king and queen, it’s a fitting tribute to the late queen. “
What will happen at the coronation?
The People’s Parade will feature around 100 people representing all aspects of Scottish life, as well as the Royal Parade. It will be attended by hundreds of service members and will take place along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
The Thanksgiving service will be held at the city’s St Giles Cathedral, where King Charles will be awarded the Scottish Order of Honor – Scotland’s crown jewel. The Stone of Destiny, a historic symbol of the Scottish monarchy and statehood, will be moved to the cathedral for its ceremony. A 21-gun salute will be fired from Edinburgh Castle and the procession will return to Holyrood Palace.
Who will be at the coronation?
King Charles will be joined by his eldest son and heir Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.