Stone of Destiny

Interesting day at work recently to record the ceremony of the Stone of Destiny’s departure to London for the Coronation of King Charles.

A ceremonial procession from the Castle’s Great Hall marked the temporary departure of the Stone from Scotland, which was led by the Lord Lyon King of Arms – the monarch’s representative in Scotland – and attended by the First Minister Humza Yousaf, in his capacity as the Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, one of the Commissioners for the Safeguarding of the Regalia.

The Stone made its way to Westminster Abbey, where it was be placed in the Coronation Chair for the ceremony, before returning to Scotland and display in the Crown Room at Edinburgh Castle.

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