King Charles coronation: Met Police confirm all procession viewing areas already full - alternative suggested
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The Met Police has issued a warning telling people all viewing areas along King Charles’ procession route are now full. Anyone hoping to watch the King’s coronation procession in person today (May 6), will need to find an alternative as there will be no more entries for new arrivals.
The Met Office issued the update on Twitter. It reads: “We are very excited that it’s #CoronationDay 🎉
“Westminster is already extremely busy and thousands of our officers are on duty. All procession viewing areas along the route are now full
“There is no entry to any new arrivals. If you are in the area or about to arrive, use the dedicated walking route to the screening site in Hyde Park to watch the #Coronation .”
The King’s coronation procession began around 9.20am on May 6, with the heads of state and representatives of overseas governments set to arrive first. Foreign royals are next in line and then members of the British Royal Family will start to make an appearance from 10.35am.
People have been camping out on The Mall from as early as Tuesday. However, if you did not manage to claim a spot, below is an alternative way to watch King Charles’ coronation in London.
If you have headed down to London to watch the King’s coronation but have not been able to claim a spot on The Mall, a big screen will be up in Hyde Park to watch the celebrations in the capital.