February 28, 2024

LONDON (AP) – The Newest on the coronation of King Charles III:

LONDON – Navy bands are marching down central London streets and tons of of servicemen and servicewomen are starting to take their positions alongside the procession route forward of King Charles III’s coronation.

Troopers in distinctive pink tunics and bearskin hats are lining the Mall in entrance of Buckingham Palace, the place tons of of royal followers have braved moist climate and gathered early to safe the most effective viewing spot.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines are stationed at close by Admiralty Arch, and the Royal Air Drive are lining the path to Westminster Abbey.

Different troopers forming the Sovereign’s Escort will escort Charles and Camilla, the queen consort, from the palace to Westminster Abbey round 10:20 a.m. (0920GMT). ___

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LONDON – King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort, have arrived in a motorcade at Buckingham Palace forward of their coronation.

Loud cheers erupted among the many crowds of wellwishers lining the Mall, the grand avenue resulting in the palace, as the road of automobiles drove by. Charles and Camilla had been seen waving on the crowds from inside their Bentley.

The couple are anticipated to depart from the palace within the Diamond Jubilee state coach later this morning to Westminster Abbey, the place they are going to be topped.

In the meantime on the abbey, many politicians and celebrities have arrived and brought their seats. Musicians have began warming up forward of the ceremony, which is because of start at 11 a.m. native time (1000 GMT).

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LONDON – The anti-monarchy group Republic says a number of of its members have been arrested as they ready to protest the coronation of King Charles III.

The group plans to carry placards and chant “Not my king” in the course of the monarch’s procession to Westminster Abbey. It says police had been knowledgeable upfront of its plans.

However on Saturday morning a number of of the group’s members had been stopped close to Trafalgar Sq. and led to police vans.

Others managed to protest alongside the route, wearing yellow and waving placards with slogans together with “king parasite” and “abolish the monarchy.”

Police have stated they may have have a “low tolerance” for folks in search of to disrupt the day, sparking criticism that they’re clamping down on free speech.

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LONDON – Crowds are rising exterior Buckingham Palace and friends are arriving at Westminster Abbey for the coronation of King Charles III.

Individuals who camped in a single day in a single day for a view of the royals awoke to cloudy skies that gave strategy to solar and a few gentle rain.

Followers carrying flags and clad within the colours of the Union Jack had been arriving by practice in London hours earlier than the ceremony that begins when Charles and Camilla, queen consort, depart from the palace in a gilded horse-drawn carriage.

The royal couple will likely be chauffeured on the 1.3-mile (2-kilometer) route by central London to Westminster Abbey for the two-hour ceremony.

The church buzzed with pleasure and was abloom with aromatic flowers and colourful hats. Invited friends streaming into the abbey together with recognizable celebrities reminiscent of Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, Lionel Richie and Nick Cave, and others together with judges in wigs, troopers with gleaming medals connected to pink tunics and members of the Home of Lords of their pink robes.

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