Over 6,000 British heroes will march to the coronation of King Charles in the largest procession since the late Queen was crowned
THOUSANDS of our nation’s heroes will march in the Coronation of the King – the largest ceremonial military procession since the coronation of former Queen Elizabeth in 1953.
More than 6,000 personnel from the Royal Navy, Army and RAF will attend and more than 30 Commonwealth countries will be represented.
Navy ships will fire 21 gun salutes as Charles is crowned and over 60 aircraft will take part in a flyby over The Mall.
Nearly 4,000 veterans and NHS workers will watch from seats outside Buckingham Palace.
Big screen TVs show the procession in Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’s Park as more than 100,000 people descend on London for the celebrations.
Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace said: “We can be proud of the professionalism and precision of our armed forces as they honor His Majesty, their new Commander-in-Chief.”
Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, Chief of Defense Staff, said: “The soldiers, sailors and airmen in attendance are privileged to be part of this historic ceremony and all that it represents.”
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “I am incredibly proud of our brilliant military personnel as they prepare to honor centuries of military tradition by taking to the streets, skies and seas.”