In photos: all the key coronation moments you might've missed...

In photos: all the key coronation moments you might've missed...

It's been almost 70 years since the UK last witnessed a coronation – so today (6 May 2023) is a rather stand-out one in terms of history. Millions tuned in to watch the televised broadcast and thousands lined the streets of London too, hoping to catch a glimpse of King Charles III and Queen Camilla as they rode by in the Diamond Jubilee Coach on the 1.4 mile journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.

Plenty of notable names and famous faces were in attendance for the ceremony itself too, including Jill Biden (wife of US President Joe Biden), French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron, actor Emma Thompson, singer Katy Perry (who is set to perform at a special concert to celebrate the King), Lionel Richie (also set to perform) and TV presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, amongst others.

All of the key royals, such as Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, and their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – were present, with George even serving as a page boy for his grandfather. Prince Harry, who sat third row with his cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, also made it, along with Mike and Zara Tindall (Princess Anne's daughter). All of King Charles' siblings – Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward – were invited and attended too.

Here, in photos, is the coronation day from start to finish (including all the very best outfits, blink-and-you'll-miss-them moments and more):

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St Edward's Crown is carried into Westminster Abbey

St Edward's Crown, dating back to the 17th century, is carried into Westminster Abbey ahead of the coronation.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at Westminster Abbey

Along with Princess Charlotte (who absolutely smashed big sister duties) and Prince Louis.

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Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh and their two children Louise and James

Can we discuss how Lady Louise Windsor is shaping up to be the royal style icon we've all been sleeping on please?

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Charlotte and Louis of Wales arrive at Westminster Abbey

Prince Louis looks (possibly deceptively) angelic as he arrives with Princess Charlotte at Westminster Abbey.

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Princess Charlotte on big sister duties

The two younger children of the Prince and Princess of Wales stuck together as they entered Westminster Abbey to watch their grandfather, Charles III, be crowned as King.

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Prince Harry finds his seat in Westminster Abbey

The Duke of Sussex is caught off-guard as he heads into the Abbey, along with his cousin Zara Tindall (seen behind in blue).

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Katy Perry takes a sneaky selfie

Proving she's one of us, Katy Perry (who looked stunning in her lilac two-piece with Vivienne Westwood accessories) snuck in a little selfie in Westminster Abbey.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales and their two younger children

Prince Louis appeared to be distracted by something else going on in the Abbey as his parents dutifully read their coronation order of service programmes.

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The Sword of State

King Charles III shuts his eyes and takes a moment, whilst holding the Sword of State.

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King Charles III is officially crowned!

Sword bearer, Penny Mordaunt, leads King Charles III wearing the St Edward's Crown during his coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey

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The Prince of Wales pledges allegiance to the newly-crowned King

Prince William kisses his father, King Charles III, on the cheek

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Queen Camilla kneels at her coronation

Behind the soon-to-be crowned Queen are two of her inner circle: Annabel Elliott, the Queen's sister, and Lady Lansdowne, who also performs the role of the Queen's Companion.

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Queen Camilla is officially crowned

Queen Camilla is crowned by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, during her coronation ceremony in Westminster Abbey.

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The new King and Queen

Charles and Camilla sit surrounded by the Archbishop, two of the Queen's Companions, and other key players in the coronation ceremony.

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The Middletons were on the guest list

The Princess of Wales' sister, Pippa, and brother, James, along with their parents, Carole and Michael, attended the coronation ceremony together.

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Prince George helps to carry King Charles' robes

Prince George had a star role in the coronation by acting as a Page Boy – part of his role was to carry the robes of the new King.

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Princess Anne rides back to Buckingham Palace

The Princess Royal rides on horseback behind the Gold State Coach carrying the newly crowned King and Queen Consort, as they travel down The Mall.

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The King's Procession returns

Members of the military march alongside the King and Queen back to Buckingham Palace following the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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'Not My King' protests

Hundreds of protestors flooded the streets of London, along with well wishers, to declare their dislike of the monarchy and King Charles III. The Met Police confirmed that multiple arrests were made.

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The Waleses head back to the Palace

We wonder what Prince Louis has spotted!

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Princess Charlotte greets crowds

The Wales children were reunited after the ceremony and headed back to the Palace together – and Charlotte proved she's a natural with the general public by giving a cheery wave.

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Prince Louis pulls one of his iconic faces

Prince Louis gave us some more classic Prince Louis moments, including this one – where he pushed his face up against the glass.

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The Edinburghs and The Waleses

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh stand next to the Prince and Princess of Wales, along with their children Lady Louise Windsor, James the Earl of Wessex, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The Duchess and the Princess of Wales are known to be close friends.

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Further proof that it's Prince Louis' world – and we're all just living in it

The youngest Wales sibling appeared to crack Prince George up by screaming on the balcony as the military planes flew overhead.

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The four Pages of Honour stand together

Left to right: Lord Oliver Cholmondeley, Prince George of Wales, Nicholas Barclay and Ralph Tollemachs.

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Prince Louis pulling one of his classic faces, Katy Perry sneaking a selfie and the big crowning moment itself – there are the key coronation moments in photos