Flags, banners and royal emblems are filling the streets of London as the city prepares for the King’s coronation on Saturday.
Some eager royal fans are already camping out on the parade route in anticipation.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to arrive in London ahead of the crowning of King Charles III, others are making plans to get out of town.
The three-day affair will include a royal procession through central London, a celebrity-studded concert at Windsor Castle, and a bank holiday on May 8, as well as street parties across the country.
Buckingham Palace announced the programming that will take place across the long weekend, including a balcony appearance by the royals, a concert featuring international stars and a day of volunteering.
On the day of the coronation, after the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, the King and Queen Consort will return to the palace in a larger ceremonial procession, known as “the coronation procession”, joined by other members of the royal family.
On Sunday 7 May, “global music icons and contemporary stars” will appear at Windsor Castle for the coronation concert, which will be broadcast live on the BBC.
More than 2,200 people will attend the coronation of Britain’s King Charles, the Palace said on Monday, including international representatives from 203 countries as well as community and charity workers.