Guests have started arriving at Westminster Abbey for King Charles’s Coronation today, May 6, 2023.
The VIP guests queued for a mile from 6am to get one of the prime 2,300 seats inside. The Abbey was full at just before 9am.
Stars already seated inside the church included Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, Stephen Fry, Nick Cave, magician Dynamo, and Dame Emma Thompson.
The guests will watch Charles be crowned in a Christian ceremony that dates back for 1,000 years.
Today’s Coronation will see 7,000 servicemen and women accompanying Their Majesties, making it the country’s biggest ceremonial event since 1953.
The 2,300-strong congregation will include representatives of 39 Commonwealth nations and 100 heads of state, as well as many hundreds of ordinary citizens who have selflessly served their country and communities – in a stark divergence from Queen Elizabeth’s Establishment-heavy Coronation of 1953.
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