Britons and tourists take to the streets of London in the pouring rain for the coronation of Charles III

Ceremony at Westminster Abbey, London, begins this Saturday morning, 6

May 6
– 06:27

(updated at 06:54)

Even in the rain, thousands of Britons and tourists took to the streets of London to follow the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla, which takes place this Saturday morning, 6.

Before the ceremony began, Charles took a short walk outside Buckingham Palace to address the well-wishers thronging the grounds. Around 6:30 am (Brasília time), the monarch began the procession.

Chaltes and Camilla parade a luxury carriage through the streets of central London to the Westminster Abbey, place where the king will be sworn in before being anointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on his hands, head and chest The two arrived at the cathedral around 6.50am.

After the ceremony, Charles and Camilla return to the palace. From the balcony of the Buckingham, they will greet the crowd and watch an aerial parade.

Some spots in the British capital were adorned with tributes, and fans of the royal family spend the night along the coronation route on The Mall, in central London.

King Charles Coronation

King Charles Coronation

Photo: Reuters


The coronation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom will take place one of the “most important security operations” the UK has ever seen, according to the British government. The authorities try to reassure the population after the arrest of a man in front of Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 2.

More than 2,000 people, including heads of state, kings and members of various monarchies, politicians and representatives of civil society, will attend the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, in central London, on Saturday the 6th. from Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is already in the capital London.

Dubbed “Operation Golden Orb”, the device to secure the route into and out of the abbey will include rooftop snipers and plainclothes agents, metal detectors, sniffer dogs and a no-fly zone over the city centre.

Police will also use facial recognition technology on the streets. “The watch list will focus on those whose presence would cause concern, including people wanted for crimes or with an outstanding arrest warrant,” Scotland Yard said in a statement. “We will have the largest single-day deployment of officers in decades, with just over 11,500 officers on duty,” said Deputy Deputy Commissioner Ade Adelekan. (*With information from Estadão)

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