Only used for coronation
The mysterious “Stone of Destiny” was deposited under Charles’ throne
For hundreds of years, the mysterious Scottish “Destiny Stone” was in the hands of the English. Then it was brought back to Scotland – and now for the coronation of Charles III. He returned to England.
The mysterious stone of fate. He weighs about 150 kilograms (pictured in Westminster Abbey, 1937).
It is said that a legendary stone weighing 150 kilograms was used in the coronation of King Charles III. Put into use again. It is known as the “Stone of Destiny” or the Cake Stone, named after a small Scottish town. For centuries, it was above all a stumbling block between Scotland and England.
After the victory in the battle of 1296, the English stole the rectangular sandstone measuring 66 by 28 cm, and transported it to London. It remained there for 700 years, with one short interruption, until the English brought it back to Scotland in a party in 1996. It has since been shown at Edinburgh Castle. A spokeswoman for the Historic Places Association of Scotland confirmed on Sunday that Scotland will lend the stone to London for the coronation.
Until 1292, the stone was an important symbol in the coronation ceremonies of Scottish kings. In London, it remained under the coronation throne for hundreds of years, even when the late Queen Elizabeth II sat on it in 1953. According to legend, it served as a pillow for Abraham’s grandson. In 1950, students stole the stone from Westminster Abbey in London. It was found months later in a medieval church in Scotland and brought back. (zis/SDA)
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