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King Charles’ visit to Scotland: Timeline of events and road closures



King Charles and Queen Camilla will be arriving in Edinburgh this week for the monarch’s ‘second Coronation’ celebration which will see a series of spectacular events take place in the city to honour the new British sovereign.

The monarch’s visit on Wednesday, July 5 will be the first time he has visited the capital since he was officially crowned in May.

His arrival for the annual Scottish Royal Week will be welcomed with a string of celebrations that will last two and a half hours in the heart of Edinburgh.

The events on the day will begin at around lunchtime and will kickstart with a People’s procession of around 100 people from Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade to St Giles Cathedral.

The celebrations will finish up later in the afternoon with a 21 gun salute from Edinburgh castle followed by a magnificent RAF flypast finale down the Royal Mile.

Here’s everything you need to know about what will happen on the day including the timeline of the events, road closures and where to watch the celebrations on television.

The King will be presented with the Honours of Scotland which are currently kept in Edinburgh Castle(Image: Getty Images)

Timeline of events

13.15: People’s Procession departs Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

13.30: People’s Procession arrives at St Giles’ Cathedral

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