The sweet connection King Charles III and Queen Camilla's upcoming visit to Dunfermline has with Queen Elizabeth II's wedding

His Majesty and the Queen Consort will travel to Scotland on Monday for their first engagement since the period of royal mourning ended

King Charles and Camilla's visit to Dunfermline has sweet connection to Queen's wedding
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King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort will end their period of royal mourning today by paying a special visit to Dunfermline, the birthplace of Queen Elizabeth II's wedding dress. 

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, will visit Dunfermline, the historic city that holds a special link to the late Queen Elizabeth II's wedding dress, as their first official engagement since the period of royal mourning ended. 

The couple is expected to travel to Fife on Monday in celebration of the former Scottish town's new city status, which it was granted in May after establishing itself as one of Europe's fast-growing towns. 

Dunfermline was one of eight towns across the United Kingdom to receive the upgrade as part of the Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours ahead of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June.

King Charles and Camilla will be greeted by local community groups, including schoolchildren and a pipe band, upon arrival. 

Camilla, Charles, William

Camilla, Queen Consort and King Charles III visiting Fife for Prince William's graduation from the University of St. Andrew's in 2005

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His Majesty will also deliver a speech at the City Chambers in recognition of Dunfermline's new city status before he and the Queen Consort head to Dunfermline Abbey to mark the church's 950th anniversary. 

The couple will finish off their busy day by hosting an evening reception in Edinburgh at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where they will be joined by between 200 and 300 guests from various British South Asian communities in Scotland. 

Dunfermline also holds a special connection to Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle last month.


Queen Elizabeth on her wedding day in 1947

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The silk of the Queen's wedding dress for her nuptials to Prince Philip in 1947 was famously woven at the Winterthur Silk Mill, a factory that existed in the historic town between 1932 and 1970. The material for Her Majesty's coronation dress was also spun at the mill.

Emma Dooney
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