Big Ben to light up for King’s coronation

Big Ben will be lit up with a series of projections to mark the King’s coronation.

Images of the national flowers of all four home nations – a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock – will be projected on to the London landmark in red, white and blue, the colours of the Union Flag.

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The projections will take place each night from Thursday until Sunday (Yui Mok/PA)

The words of the national anthem, God Save the King, will then appear across the tower before the projection culminates with the coronation emblem, designed by Sir Jony Ive, a British product designer and chancellor of the Royal College of Art.

A rehearsal took place on Wednesday evening, with projections due every night from Thursday to Sunday at around 8.30pm until 11pm.