KING Charles is to face two protests from republican groups as he heads to Scotland for “yet another coronation event”.

The monarch will be in Edinburgh on July 5 to be “presented with the Honours of Scotland at a National Service of Thanksgiving at St Giles’ Cathedral following processions on the Royal Mile”, according to the Scottish Government.

Scottish campaigners with Our Republic and the group Republic UK are teaming up to stage two protests against the royal event.

Our Republic said it will hold a rally in Edinburgh’s Meadows from 1pm on July 5.

And Republic UK will hold a protest targeting the route of the procession to St Giles'.

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Our Republic said: “Charles Windsor is set to visit Edinburgh next month in order to be presented with the Honours of Scotland at St Giles' Cathedral.

“The people of Scotland were not asked if he should be given these honours, nor whether he deserves them. Instead he shall claim them because he believes he is entitled to them.

“We will not allow this pretence at legitimacy go unopposed. He does not have the consent of the people of Scotland.”

The group went on: “Charles’ perpetual need to celebrate his reign, with all the pomp and pageantry it requires, is a spit in the face to the people struggling with the cost of living.

“Food costs, energy prices, rent payments, and mortgage rates are all at an unprecedented high and we’re still expected to host Charles and Camila’s inflated egos.”

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The news comes as Buckingham Palace published figures showing that the royal’s net expenditure increased by 5% in the year 2022-2023 to £107.5 million.

But Republic published a separate report which put the figure at £345m.

The group’s chief, Graham Smith, said their figures were “more accurate” as they factored “in costs to local councils, local police forces, the revenue of the two Duchies and security”.

"This year we have also had the huge cost of the funeral and the £250m inheritance tax bill Charles has avoided,” he added.