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Kay Metheson standing behind Scotland's Stone of Destiny. Ms. Metheson was one of four Scottish nationalists who stole the stone from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day, 1950. The stone, the coronation seat of Scottish kings, was taken from Scotland in 1296 by Edward I and made into the seat of the coronation chair for future kings of England. Ms. Metheson and 3 others stole the stone. In 1996 England officially returned the stone to Scotland.

Kay Metheson standing behind Scotland's Stone of Destiny. Ms. Metheson was one of four Scottish nationalists who stole the stone from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day, 1950. The stone, the coronation seat of Scottish kings, was taken from Scotland in 1296 by Edward I and made into the seat of the coronation chair for future kings of England. Ms. Metheson and 3 others stole the stone. In 1996 England officially returned the stone to Scotland.

Stone of Scone/The Stone of Destiny ~ On St Andrews Day, 30th November 1996, Scotland's coronation stone, the Stone of Destiny, was installed in Edinburgh Castle.

Stone of Scone/The Stone of Destiny ~ On St Andrews Day, 30th November 1996, Scotland's coronation stone, the Stone of Destiny, was installed in Edinburgh Castle.

The Honours of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny at Edinburgh Castle - image courtesy of Historic Scotland

The Honours of Scotland and the Stone of Destiny at Edinburgh Castle - image courtesy of Historic Scotland

Chock full of history: As she is drawn behind six horses, the Queen will be sitting on a piece of Scotland's Stone of Destiny, upon which monarchs are traditionally crowned, and surrounded by a bolt from a Spitfire, a musket ball from Waterloo, a bolt and rivets from the Flying Scotsman and a button  from Gallipoli. The Queen will travel to Parliament today 4th June 2014 in the new coach.

Chock full of history: As she is drawn behind six horses, the Queen will be sitting on a piece of Scotland's Stone of Destiny, upon which monarchs are traditionally crowned, and surrounded by a bolt from a Spitfire, a musket ball from Waterloo, a bolt and rivets from the Flying Scotsman and a button from Gallipoli. The Queen will travel to Parliament today 4th June 2014 in the new coach.

Vintage 3D Sterling Silver Scotland Stone of Destiny King Edward s Chair Charm

Vintage 3D Sterling Silver Scotland Stone of Destiny King Edward s Chair Charm

Symbolism: A part of the Stone of Destiny which is placed in a capsule beneath the seats in the new Diamond Jubilee state coach

Symbolism: A part of the Stone of Destiny which is placed in a capsule beneath the seats in the new Diamond Jubilee state coach

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