King Charles ‘deliberately’ put Wales ‘front and center’ on his Scottish coronation to ‘project the future of the monarchy’, a royal expert has claimed.
The 41-year-old Princess of Wales, known as the Duchess of Rothesay when in Scotland, joined other senior royals, including her husband the Prince, Charles and Camilla, for a royal procession through Edinburgh yesterday. .
She and Prince William joined Camilla to watch Charles receive the crown of Scotland during his Scottish coronation at St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.
vanity fairRoyal expert Katie Nicholl said it was “important” to Charles that William was “by his side” for the event.
He reported a source told him: “While the coronation focused on the coronation of the king and queen, this was a time to project the future of the monarchy in Scotland. The Welsh shared center stage and this was very deliberate.’
King Charles ‘deliberately’ put Wales ‘front and center’ from his Scottish coronation to ‘project the future of the monarchy’, a royal expert has claimed
The 41-year-old Princess of Wales, known as the Duchess of Rothesay when in Scotland, was joined by other royals yesterday, including her husband, the prince, Charles and Camilla.
The King and Queen are understood to be settling in at Balmoral for the summer months and, according to the magazine, they will be joined by Prince William and his family.
Her Majesty was presented with the Scepter and Sword of State that make up the Scottish Honours, the country’s crown jewels, during the historic ceremony.
William and Catherine, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, joined the nation’s leading figures and 100 people representing all aspects of society at the church on the Royal Mile.
The Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly, delivered the sermon, calling for action to tackle global warming to prevent the world from ‘cooking to a crisp’.
Gun salutes resounded in Edinburgh after the ceremony, while activists could be heard booing and shouting ‘Not my king’, drawing criticism from royalists who believe they should have been given a less prominent place.
The service took place eight weeks after Charles and Camilla were crowned in an ancient ceremony at Westminster Abbey, where the King vowed to “serve.”
The ceremony, at St Giles’ Cathedral, was a key part of Royal Week, with Charles and Camilla taking on various engagements in Scotland.
And despite the formality of the occasion, it seemed that Kate was in a playful mood: At one point in the service, she gently smacked her husband on the behind.
Vanity Fair royal expert Katie Nicholl said it was “important” to Charles that William was “by his side” for the event.
A source told the royal insider that Kate and Will’s decision to ‘share center stage’ was ‘very deliberate’
She and Prince William watched as the King and Queen received the Scottish Honours, the Scottish crown jewels, at a National Thanksgiving Ceremony.
It’s a move Kate has seen performed several times in recent months, and it remains a rare public display of affection for the couple.
She gave him a playful butt-pat during their day at Royal Ascot last month, and also wowed royal fans when she performed the same gesture on the BAFTAs red carpet in February.
The royal mother of three looked regal in Catherine Walker’s tailored wrap dress, which she has worn on several occasions in the past, when she joined other royals for a royal procession through the city.
The design features incredibly careful tailoring, a longer length, and a luxurious velvet collar.
It also features tapered shoulders and angled pockets that accentuate the sharp silhouette.
She last wore the wrap dress on Easter Sunday, and she also wore the outfit in March 2022 for the Commonwealth Day Service, though she opted for different headdresses each time.
Meanwhile, the Princess paid tribute to the late Queen by wearing her pearl choker, which was also lent to Diana. It’s the same necklace she wore at the funeral of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh last year.
She also gave a subtle nod to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, by wearing her pearl drop earrings for the occasion.