Sea of umbrellas flood Mall as patriotic royal fans descend on London

King Charles Coronation: Anti-royal protesters booed on The Mall

Coronation fans walked down the Mall this afternoon while being pelted with rain as they followed the Royal Family to Buckingham Palace. Live coverage revealed a typically British scene on an exceptionally British day, with a sea of umbrellas blanketing the highway between Admiralty Arch and the grand royal residence. Union Jacks filled the space between as the royals prepared to debut on the Palace balcony.

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Pictures from the area this afternoon showed a throng moving purposefully in the drizzle in high spirits as the celebrations continued.

Cheers erupted from the crowd as the newly crowned King Charles III, his wife Queen Camilla and the Wales family made several appearances on the Palace balcony.

Speaking to PA Media earlier this afternoon, people told of the “magical” atmosphere within the congregation.

Michelle Roycroft, from London, told the agency she was one of the first to arrive at the Palace railings.

She said she was “absolutely blown away” after having camped out at the location since 7am.

Speaking about the flypast of Red Arrows and helicopters that passed over the Palace in the afternoon, she said the moment “absolutely made my day”.

She added it was the “most memorable, magical day”, with many others sharing her amazement.

Sisters-in-law Eleanor and Lesley Cook were also at The Mall this afternoon, where they sat in the rain, glasses of wine in hand.

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They said they walked up The Mall and decided they would have a quick drink “while the crowds disperse”.

The pair added that the Coronation was “wonderful”, adding: “We were part of history, and we supported the royals.

“The carriage was the best part. It’s great to see the royal family are still popular.”

While many of those enjoyed the spectacle at The Mall today, what they saw was a toned-down version of what organisers anticipated.

They had to pare back this afternoon’s planned aircraft flyover due to the drizzle.

Defence chiefs announced the event would be restricted solely to helicopters and the world-famous RAF Red Arrow aerobatics team.

They had originally planned for the flyover to consist 60 aircraft flying in 14 waves.

Among the nixed aircraft were the F-35B Lightning and Typhoon FGR4 jets and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft group of Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Lancaster bomber.

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