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King Charles receives huge warm welcome in Scotland ahead of ‘second Coronation’



King Charles has been given a huge warm welcome to Scotland ahead of his second Coronation celebrations.

The monarch will be presented with the Honours of Scotland which are Britain’s oldest crown jewels during a service of thanksgiving and dedication on Wednesday at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

A brand new sword in honour of the late Queen will be presented to Charles as well as the crown, sceptre and sword of state.

Named after his late mother, the Elizabeth sword was commissioned at the end of 2022 because the existing 16th century sword is too fragile to handle, the Mirror reports.

Charles has not been in the Capital since the death of Her Majesty last September(Image: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

The Stone of Destiny that was given back by Prime Minister John Major to the Scots after 700 years will also be placed in St Giles’ Cathedral for the service after playing an important role in the Coronation at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

The new British Sovereign is traditionally presented with the Honours after their official Coronation, which took place last month.

Before the service, a people’s procession of around 100 community groups will collect the honours from Edinburgh Castle.

The procession will then be escorted to the cathedral by the Royal Regiment of Scotland and its Shetland pony mascot, Corporal Cruachan IV, supported by cadet musicians from the combined cadet force pipes and drums.

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