King Charles to receive Scottish Crown Jewels at special July ceremony

Thousands are expected to line the streets on Edinburgh's Royal Mile on July 5 as the King and Queen visit for the ceremony.

King Charles is to be presented with the Honours of Scotland at a special ceremony in Edinburgh next month, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Thousands are expected to line the streets on the Royal Mile as the monarch is presented with the Scottish Crown Jewels at St Giles’ Cathedral following a “people’s procession” in the Scottish capital on July 5.

The event – which will also feature a flypast by the Red Arrows – will mark the first time the King, alongside Queen Camilla, have visited the country since Charles was crowned last month.

The King is due to host a garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on July 4.

The regalia – which features a crown created for for James V in the 16th century – along with a 3ft-long sceptre and 5ft-long sword of state will be collected from Edinburgh Castle by a procession, involving around 100 people representing aspects of Scottish life.

They will travel from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to the Cathedral with a military escort.

A 21-gun salute and fly past from the aerial display team will take place following the ceremony – which will see the first appearance of the Stone of Destiny since the coronation weekend.

First Minister Humza Yousaf said: “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. 

“Representatives from many different communities and organisations in Scotland will take part in these historic events.

“People who wish to mark this historic occasion can get involved by watching broadcast coverage or viewing events in person. We will issue more information confirming how members of the public can access events in the coming weeks.”

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