#information Stone of Destiny will be transported from Edinburgh Castle to London for Charles’s coronation #WorldNews
The historic Stone of Scone will be transported from Edinburgh Castle to London for Charles’s coronation
- The Stone of Destiny will be moved from Edinburgh Castle for the Coronation
- When Queen Elizabeth II was topped in 1953 her thrown sat upon the stone
- It was returned to Scotland to Scotland in 1996 to mark its authentic removing
An integral half of the royal ceremony, the stone is an emblem of monarchy each north and south of the border.
Now held within the Crown Room of the fort, the pink sandstone weighing 24 stone (152kg) – which is also referred to as the Stone of Scone – will be transported by a workforce of consultants as soon as the date of the Coronation is thought.
Historic Environment Scotland (HES), which manages the fort, will organize for it to be taken to Westminster Abbey.
The historic Stone of Destiny will be moved from Edinburgh Castle for the coronation of Kings Charles III
Last evening, a spokeswoman for HES advised The Mail on Sunday: ‘It will be getting moved by Historic Environment Scotland from the castle to the Coronation – just before the Coronation. Then it will be brought back to Scotland.’
When Elizabeth II was topped in 1953 at Westminster Abbey, her throne sat above the stone.
After being an emblem of Scottish monarchy for centuries, it was seized by English forces led by King Edward I in 1296 and brought to Westminster Abbey, the place it was constructed into his throne to present that Edward, generally known as the ‘Hammer of the Scots’, had conquered Scotland.
There it remained for tons of of years till it was ‘reclaimed’ by Scottish Nationalists in 1950. On Christmas Day, 4 Scottish college students led a daring raid into Westminster Abbey and introduced the stone again to Scotland.
The Duke of York handing over the Royal Warrant for the secure holding of the Stone of Destiny to the then Scottish Secretary Michael Forsyth in 1996
English detectives had been left scrambling making an attempt to find it. However, it was finally discovered, having been positioned on the excessive altar within the ruins of Arbroath Abbey, within the county of Angus, three months later.
It was moved again down to Westminster Abbey, in time for the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953, the place it remained till 1996.
In 1996, to mark the 700th anniversary of the stone’s authentic removing from Scotland, it was returned – with the consent of the Queen – and positioned in Edinburgh Castle on St Andrew’s Day.
Giving an announcement to the House of Commons on the time, former Prime Minister John Major stated: ‘With permission I should like to make a statement about the Stone of Destiny.
‘I now wish to inform the House, that on advice of Her Majesty’s ministers, the Queen has agreed that the stone ought to be returned to Scotland.
‘I believe that on this the 700th anniversary of its removal from Scotland it is appropriate to return it to its historic homeland.’