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Crowds Gathered ahead of King Charles III Coronation

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The 1953 crowning of Charles’s mother, the late Elizabeth II, was the UK’s first coronation to be shown on TV.

It was filmed in colour and – amazingly – with 3D newsreel as well.

Seventy years later, hundreds of millions of people around the world are expected to tune in to today’s events by one method or another.

You’ll be able to watch our special coverage by clicking the Play button at the top of this page from 07:30 this morning.

Viewers in the UK will be able to tune into BBC One or BBC Two – or to a radio simulcast across BBC Radios 3, 4 and 5 Live, and BBC Sounds.

Audiences outside the UK will be able to watch on the BBC News channel, or listen on the BBC World Service.

After all the rehearsals and planning, we’re going to see a day of spectacular pageantry and history in the making. Many of us will never have seen a coronation before, and this will be a chance to see it all unfold.

At the center of it all will be King Charles III, with the eyes of the world on him. What will he be thinking about a day that he must have been anticipating throughout his adult life?

The last time he was at a coronation was as a young child in 1953, watching his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth, being crowned.

At his side will be Camilla, the Queen Consort, who we’ll soon begin to describe as Queen Camilla.

It’s only about a 30-minute ride from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, but as a couple they’ve been on a remarkable journey that’s taken decades.

The dawn chorus is in full cry here at Tring station in Hertfordshire, and a very unusual commute into London is under way.

Hundreds of RAF personnel are boarding a train taking them into the capital for the Coronation procession.

They’ve spent the past few weeks at nearby RAF Halton brushing up on their marching and rifle drill for today’s spectacle.

The procession will consist of 6,000 UK armed forces personnel, with a contingent of 949 from the Royal Air Force as part of what will be the largest military ceremonial operation for almost 60 years.

These servicemen and women will be arriving at Waterloo, from where they will make their way to watch the ceremony, then form part of the procession thereafter


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