KING Charles III will travel to Scotland for a ceremony this week where he will be presented with the Honours of Scotland.

The King and Queen Camilla will attend a service at St Giles’ Cathedral for the ceremony.

But what are the honours and what place do they have in Scottish history?

What are the Scottish Honours?

The honours are the oldest crown jewels in the UK and is comprised of the priceless crown, sceptre and sword of state.

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Many will remember the crown sitting atop the Queen’s coffin as she lay in state at St Giles Cathedral.

The crown was made for James V – who was king from September 1513 till his death in 1542 – who first wore it at the coronation of Queen Mary of Guise in 1540.

Mary Queen of Scots was the first monarch to be crowned using the new crown and sceptre together in 1543.

Where are the honours now?

The honours can be found in the Crown Room of Edinburgh Castle where they have been held since 1819.

They were removed between 1651 and 1660 in a bid to hide them from Oliver Cromwell’s army.

According to Edinburgh Castle’s website, they were “locked in a chest and sealed away” following the Act of Union in 1707.

In 1818, Waverley author Sir Walter Scott rediscovered them – along with a mysterious silver wand.

What will happen with the honours during the ceremony?

On the day of the service, the honours will be taken from Edinburgh Castle to St Giles’ Cathedral by a “people’s procession” of around 100 representatives from across Scotland.