King Charles III has arrived in Scotland in preparation for being presented with Scotland’s crown jewels
Rehearsals have been held in Edinburgh before a special ceremony of thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral on Wednesday. An early morning practice procession was staged in the capital’s Old Town on Monday ahead of the event. The celebrations mark the first Holyrood Week since his coronation in May.
The people’s procession will consist of about 100 people representing different aspects of Scottish life. The Stone of Destiny will be present at the ceremony in St Giles’ Cathedral, where the King will be presented with the Honours of Scotland. Afterwards, there will be a gun salute at Edinburgh Castle and a flypast by the Red Arrows.
Each year the monarch traditionally spends a week based at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, known as Holyrood Week or Royal Week in Scotland.
Edinburgh City Council has said those wishing to view the processions should plan ahead. Lord Lieutenant Robert Aldridge said: “The eyes of the world will be upon us once again as we mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla.” He warned residents to expect disruption across the city, particularly in the Old Town.
“We’re working with our partners to manage this as best we can and to keep residents, businesses and visitors updated on the events,” he added.
“For those who wish to enjoy the royal and people’s processions, I urge you to please plan ahead and keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the latest advice and guidance.”