As Royal fans braved the rain and chilly winds to celebrate the King and Queen’s coronation, Brits in Benidorm enjoyed the sun.
Throwing on Union Jack vests with inflatable ears and crowns, tourists in the town on the Mediterranean coastal town came out to lap up the 24°C sun.
In literally the crowning moment of the ceremony, Charles III was crowned King at an elaborately lavish ceremony in Westminster Abbey this afternoon.
Bars and pubs in Benidorm, long a tourist hot-spot for Brits eager to leave the dreary skies behind, aired live coverage of the coronation.
To get British bums in seats, businesses knew exactly what to offer: discount pints and prosecco as well as afternoon tea. And many bottles of Desperados, too.
Bar Happy Days knew what British pub-goers were after as it flogged a €1.50 pint of Estrella.
Some toasted the new king and queen with Bucks Fizz, while one man in the Ibrox Bar raised a glass of champagne.
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A Jumping Jacks Pub staffer working on the coronation day threw up a Union Jack flag, pairing it with a patriotic guitar, of course.
While the Royal Arrow opened early so punters could get a seat for the screening, being the ‘one and only’ place to watch it, the pub said on Facebook.
Sun-burnt Brits flocked The One Bar to nibble on tiny sliced sandwiches and large glasses of prosecco before joining in karaoke with ‘Big John’.
The Olive Press reported that short-haul flights to Benidorm from Britain had rocketed by as much as 400%. Data shows the city will this coronation weekend have as much as twice the number of stag parties as anywhere else in Europe.
As Spanish businesses cashed in on the bank holiday weekend, one Benidorm travel Facebook page said it was business as usual for the town.
‘WHAT Coronation?’, BenidormForever said in a post to its more than 16,200 followers.
‘It’s breakfast, beach and beer as usual in Benidorm!’
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