HERE is the timeline of events taking place for King Charles IIIs and Queen Camilla’s coronation today.

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Here is a look at everything we know so far – what is happening throughout the day.

6am –

Viewing areas open along the procession route.


Between 7.15am and 8.30am -

guests for Westminster Abbey beginning to arrive at security checkpoints in Victoria Tower Gardens


Between 9.30am and 10.45am -

Heads of state, overseas government representatives, Government ministers, first ministers, former PMs, foreign royals and members of the royal family will arrive.

Who is going?

Some of those expected to be among the 2,300 guests include US first lady Jill Biden, French president Emmanuel Macron, Chinese vice-president Han Zheng, Sinn Fein’s leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill, Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese and Pakistani prime minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his family are expected to be there alongside Cabinet ministers and leader of the Opposition Sir Keir Starmer.

Others expected to be in the congregation are TV presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful and singer-songwriter Lionel Richie.

10.20am -

The King and Queen Consort’s procession will set off from Buckingham Palace 10.53am – The King and Queen Consort will arrive at Westminster Abbey.


11am –

The service (expected to last for two hours) will start with the King expected to be coronated at noon.

What will the coronation involve?

The coronation will see the Archbishop of Canterbury place the St Edward’s Crown on Charles’s head.

Trumpets will sound and gun salutes will be fired across the UK.

The service will include the first Homage of the People – a modern addition to the ancient ceremony that will see people across the UK and overseas realms invited to swear an oath of allegiance to Charles.

When the service ends, the newly crowned King and Queen will embark on their coronation procession back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach via the tried and tested route of Parliament Square, along Whitehall, around Trafalgar Square, through Admiralty Arch and down The Mall.

1.33pm -

King Charles III and Queen Camilla will arrive back at Buckingham Palace.

1.45pm -

Charles and Camilla will receive a royal salute from the military in the palace gardens

2.15pm –

The couple will be joined by other members of the royal family to watch a flypast.

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What is happening on Sunday?

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh will attend a big lunch in Cranleigh, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence will attend a community street party in Swindon, and Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie will attend a big lunch in Windsor.

Later, around 20,000 members of the public are expected to attend the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle where they will see performances by Take That, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran rock guitarist Steve Winwood, and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.

The show, hosted by Paddington and Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville, will see Hollywood star Tom Cruise, Dynasty actress Dame Joan Collins, adventurer Bear Grylls and singer Sir Tom Jones appear via video message.

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The series of pre-recorded sketches will reveal little-known facts about the monarch and will also include moments from beloved literary figure Winnie the Pooh – seemingly echoing the famous moment Paddington Bear drank tea with the Queen during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Classical acts including Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and Chinese pianist Lang Lang will also perform.

The Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal College of Music and the Royal College of Art will come together for the first time to create a one-off performance featuring Sex Education and Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa and Olivier Award nominee Mei Mac.

As part of the Coronation Concert, choreographed lasers, projections and drone displays will radiate over historic bridges and buildings.

The Coronation Concert will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds from 8pm.