Millions of people in the United Kingdom and around the world are witnessing the historic coronation of King Charles III, a symbolic ceremony that combines a religious service and pomp.
Westminster Abbey is now ready for the King to be crowned along with Queen Camilla. Today, Charles is about to become the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned since 1066. An incredible day, full of traditions and customs dating back more than 1,000 years.
Procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey
King Charles and Queen Camilla have started the procession aboard the Diamond Jubilee State Coach. The procession set off from Buckingham Palace and will pass through The Mall to Trafalgar Square, then through Whitehall and Parliament Street before turning into Parliament Square and Broad Sanctuary to reach the Great West Gate of Westminster Abbey.
Crowds of people are stationed on the streets, while thousands more are following the event in Hyde Park, Green Park, and St James’s Park.
Nearly 200 members of the armed forces, mostly from the Sovereign’s Household Cavalry Escort, are taking part in the procession to Westminster Abbey. While another 1,000 military personnel are deployed along the route.