KING Charles received Scotland’s crown jewels yesterday at his coronation.
His Majesty, 74, was presented with a crown, scepter and giant sword St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.
The thanksgiving service attended by Camilla, Wills and Kate was held at Westminster Abbey two months after his coronation.
Speaking at the ceremony – which echoed his coronation in May – he made a “promise” to Scotland to serve as king.
But this time, Charles smiled during the service while viewers assumed he looked stressed eight weeks ago.
He and Camilla, 75, were driven up the Royal Mile from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to the service in the State Bentley.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, known in Scotland as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, followed in a Rolls-Royce while thousands of well-wishers cheered along the route.
The King, Queen and William, 41, wore green cloaks of the Order of the Thistle, while Kate, 41, dazzled in a blue coat and hat and necklace from the late Queen’s collection.
Inside, Charles and Camilla sat in chairs rather than thrones while the Crown Jewels – the honors of Scotland – were presented.
They were last received by Queen Elizabeth II at her thanksgiving service in June 1953.
They were guarded by police and the Royal Company of Archers from Edinburgh Castle, where they are kept, to the Cathedral.
Gold medal Olympic rower Dame Katherine Grainger, 47, acted as sword bearer, the role played during the coronation by Tory MP Penny Mordaunt.
She told the king, “We pledge our allegiance and entrust you to uphold our laws and uphold justice and peace in our country.”
The Elizabeth Sword she carried, made in honor of the late Queen last year, was 5 feet long and weighed 17 pounds – a foot longer and twice the weight of the state’s coronation sword.
The scepter was presented to Charles by Lady Dorrian, the Lord Justice Clerk, while the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon presented the 3lb 6oz Solid Gold and Silver Crown of Scotland.
But King Charles III. was not crowned at yesterday’s ceremony.
The last monarch to be crowned in Scotland was James II in 1651.
The Stone of Destiny, which was beneath the king’s throne at his coronation, was placed 10 feet from him on a catafalque.
It was confiscated in 1296 and used for coronations of English and British monarchs at Westminster Abbey, but returned to Scotland in 1996.
Following the ceremony, the royals watched a Red Arrows flyby.
The aerobatic team was also present at the Coronation in London, although the majority of the May flyby had to be canceled due to bad weather.
The celebration was organized by the Scottish Government.
A spokesman said the events are an opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the “close ties” Charles has developed with Scotland throughout his life.
She was interrupted by megaphone-wielding protesters from the anti-monarchist group Republic, whose shouts ranged from “Not my king!” could be heard from inside the cathedral.