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Coronation: Street parties, big lunch and concert to take place on Sunday

  • By Rachel Russell
  • BBC news

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Thousands of street parties and lunches will take place on the Sunday before the star-studded concert on the second day of Coronation events.

Members of the Royal Family will attend community events of the day before watching Katy Perry and Take That perform at Windsor Castle afterwards.

The more laid-back nature of Sunday’s events comes after King Charles and Queen Camilla are crowned on Saturday.

MPs and campaigners accused the police of stifling free speech after members of the Republican group, which wanted to replace the monarchy with an elected head of state, were arrested this morning. Saturday before a protest was planned in Trafalgar Square.

Scotland Yard said their response was proportionate to the “once in a generation” event they were controlling.

On Sunday, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will attend the Grand Coronation Luncheon in Cranleigh, Surrey, while the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will join a street party community street in Swindon.

The Duke of York’s daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will also attend the sumptuous lunch.

Then at 20:00 BST, the Coronation Concert takes place at Windsor Castle and will be televised live on BBC One and BBC Radio 2.

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The Duke of Edinburgh will be attending a big lunch event on Sunday

In addition to performances by big names including Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Take That, Olly Murs and Paloma Faith, a world-class orchestra will play a wide range of beloved hits.

There will also be a joint performance from The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal College of Music and The Royal College of Art.

People have begun lining up to see the concert, including fans Olly Murs, Jess, 24, from Manchester, and Rachel, 21, from Essex, who won tickets through voting. public.

The couple woke up at 04:30 BST to travel to Windsor, finding themselves at the top of the queue on the Long Walk.

“We went to see Olly today – he’s our King,” they told BBC Breakfast.

More than 2,000 people including 90 foreign leaders arrived at Westminster Abbey in central London on Saturday to watch the King and Queen’s coronation.

As well as dignitaries abroad including President Emmanuel Macron of France and US First Lady Jill Biden, the congregation includes celebrities, everyday heroes and the family and friends of Charles and Camilla. .

The two-hour ceremony saw the King pledge “not to be served, but to serve” before receiving the orb and scepter, a symbol of his regal authority.

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Well-wishers filled the Mall in central London to watch the Red Arrows flight

After he and Queen Camilla were crowned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, they returned to Buckingham Palace to sit on the balcony with other members of the Royal Family to British military helicopters and jet aircraft. RAF Red’s force flew over. Arrows aerobatic team.

The armed forces staged the largest ceremonial military operation since Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953, with 4,000 servicemen and women from around the world taking part in the parade since Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.

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Prince Harry, traveling alone to London from his home in California, where his wife Meghan lives with their two young children, sits two rows from his brother Prince William, Prince of Wales, at Westminster Abbey.

It is the first time he has appeared publicly with his family since the release of his controversial memoir Spare, in which he revealed tensions and disagreements with other family members.

He left the convent shortly after finishing his service to catch a plane back to America, where his son Archie was celebrating his fourth birthday.

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