Everything is almost ready for the new coronation of Charles III. This time it is St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, the place where the British monarch will be proclaimed king.
For this celebration, although it will not be as impressive as the one celebrated in London, new elegant details will be included to match the date that will gather the main members of the royal family.
King Charles sword
One of the new details is related to the sword that will be used in the ceremony.
There will now be a new one because the current sword was considered too fragile to handle, it is more than 500 years old.
The Scottish government also explained that the new ceremonial sword is named after Queen Elizabeth II.
“Designed by former Ormond Pursuivant of Arms Mark Dennis and worked on by a number of expert Scottish craftspeople, the sword features a pommel of Lewisian gneiss, and a scabbard wrought from Perthshire oak,” the government said in a statement.
The new “Elizabeth Sword” cost more than $27,000 and its manufacture began in late 2022.
For this ceremony, it will be Dame Katherine Grainger DBE, who will carry the sword, a role that in London was played by Penny Mordaunt, who in social media became famous as “the lady in blue”.
King Charles scottish coronation
On July 5, the coronation of Charles and Camilla will be celebrated in Edinburgh with royal processions and a National Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication.
At the ceremony, Charles will receive the Honours of Scotland, which are composed of the Crown of Scotland, a gold scepter, and the sword of state, almost all of the pieces are more than 500 years old.
The only thing that will be exchanged will be the sword for the new forged one.