Scottish Coronation of King Charles: Date, Timings, and Expectations – UK Information

Rehearsals are underway on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (Image: Euan Cherry/PA Wire)

The coronation of King Charles III shall be marked in Scotland this week in a collection of occasions, which is able to embody a flypast by the Pink Arrows.

Rehearsals are underway for the ‘Scottish coronation’ which is able to see Charles offered with the ‘Honours of Scotland’ – the oldest Crown Jewels in Britain. The jewels will journey from Edinburgh Fortress to close by St Giles’ Cathedral for the event.

The Honours comprise a crown, the sword and sceptre relationship from the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century, through the reigns of James IV and James V, the grandfather and father of Mary Queen of Scots.

The Scottish occasion can even function the Stone of Future which was carried out of Edinburgh Fortress and brought to London’s Westminster Abbey for Could’s coronation, the place it was positioned beneath the coronation chair.

So, when precisely is the Scottish coronation, the place is it, what is going to occur and the place are you able to watch the occasions?

Let’s discover out.

When is the Scottish coronation?

The Nationwide Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Coronation – typically known as the Scottish coronation – of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla will happen in Edinburgh on Wednesday, July 5.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla

King Charles III and Queen Camilla (Image: Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

The King and Queen shall be joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales – the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland – and participate in a Royal Procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

They’ll then attend the Nationwide Service of Thanksgiving to mark the Coronation at St Giles’ Cathedral.

What’s going to occur on the day?

Occasions will start with a ‘Folks’s Procession’ at lunchtime involving round 100 folks representing totally different features of Scottish life. They’ll stroll on foot from Edinburgh Fortress to St Giles’ Cathedral, accompanied by a army escort and cadet power bands.

The Crown of Scotland

The Crown of Scotland types a part of the Honours of Scotland (Image: © Pool {Photograph}/Corbis/Corbis by way of Getty Photos)

The Honours of Scotland will then be escorted from Edinburgh Fortress to St Giles’ Cathedral, with The King’s Physique Guard for Scotland and a Tri-Service Guard of Honour shaped by contingents of the Navy, Military and Royal Air Power with a army band and pipes and drums.

This shall be adopted by extra army pipe and drums, bands, members of the Family Cavalry Mounted Regiment, and the Royal Procession.

The Service of Thanksgiving shall be held at St Giles, the place three pipers from Gordounstoun, the King’s former faculty, will play for the monarch, who shall be offered with the Honours of Scotland.

Afterwards there shall be a 21-gun salute and the Royal social gathering will return to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, when a flypast by the Pink Arrows will happen.



Key timings for the Scottish coronation

  • 1315  Folks’s Procession departs Edinburgh Fortress Esplanade
  • 1330Folks’s Procession arrives at St Giles’ Cathedral
  • 1340  The Honours of Scotland depart Edinburgh Fortress Esplanade below army escort
  • 1340Army pipe and drums bands and the Family Cavalry Mounted Regiment transfer from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to West Parliament Sq.
  • 1350  The Honours of Scotland arrive at West Parliament Sq. by car
  • 1405  Royal Procession leaves the Palace of Holyroodhouse 
  • 1410  Royal Procession arrives at St Giles’ Cathedral
  • 1415 Nationwide Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication begins
  • 1515  Service ends
  • 1520  The King and Queen exit St Giles’ to Gun Salute from Edinburgh Fortress
  • 1527  Royal social gathering arrive at Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • 1540  RAF flypast down the Royal Mile

How can I watch the occasions?

A Scottish Service of Thanksgiving for King Charles shall be broadcast stay on BBC1 from 1.30pm till 3.45pm.

You can too stand alongside the procession route in Edinburgh in particular person.

St. Giles Cathedral in old town Edinburgh Scotland

The service will happen on the spectacular St Giles’ Cathedral (Image: Getty Photos/iStockphoto)

First Minister Humza Yousaf stated: ‘I’ll attend the Service at St Giles’ Cathedral and I stay up for representing the folks of Scotland at this historic occasion.

‘Any members of the general public who want to become involved will be capable of comply with TV or radio protection, or view occasions in particular person alongside the Royal Mile.

‘Area shall be restricted so these planning to return ought to arrive early and be ready for regardless of the climate might maintain.’

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