A special ceremony was held in Edinburgh on 5 July to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom and his wife, Queen Camilla. The royal procession gathered in St Egidio’s Cathedral. They included Charles III and Camilla themselves, the heir to the British throne Prince William and his wife Kate and Lord Chamberlain Andrew Parker.

Kate Middleton chose a blue coat dress by Catherine Walker for her appearance. She completed the look with a hat from her favourite headwear brand Philip Treacy, Emmy London stilted pumps, pearl earrings from Princess Diana and a necklace from the late Queen. She has already appeared in public in this look. For example, at the Easter service in April this year and the Commonwealth Day service in March 2022.

The event began with a popular procession along the Royal Mile in the centre of Edinburgh. It was attended by 100 people from various professions. The procession included the Scottish Mounted Police, a military band and the mascot of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, a black Shetland pony. A one-hour service was then held at St Egidio’s Cathedral.

Security measures had been stepped up in Edinburgh in the run-up to the event amid fears of protests from anti-monarchists. Police closed fifteen roads across the city to make way for the thousands of spectators who lined the streets.