Thousands of Military Personnel Hold Overnight Coronation Rehearsal

Thousands of sailors, soldiers, and aviators marched through the streets of London overnight into Wednesday, May 3, in a final full-scale rehearsal for this Saturday’s coronation.

The UK’s Ministry of Defence said that 4,000 personnel from the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Household Cavalry participated in the nighttime rehearsal.

King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, will be escorted by a ceremonial charge from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and back on Saturday.

The coronation service was due to take place in Westminster Abbey at 11 am on May 6. Credit: Ministry of Defence via Storyful

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