William feeling 'good' ahead of coronation with 'fingers crossed' as he and Kate meet fans in Soho

The Prince of Wales has said he feels "good" ahead of the weekend's coronation, adding: "fingers crossed", as he and the Princess of Wales met people outside a pub in Soho, central London.

William and Kate visited the Dog And Duck pub, and were greeting crowds outside when William was asked by a Sky News journalist in the crowd how he was feeling ahead of the big event.

He replied: "Good, good, thank you, if all goes well, good.

"Fingers crossed, good weather as well."

Earlier, the couple had been travelling on the London Underground's Elizabeth line.

They boarded the Tube at Acton Main Line in west London, chatting with Transport for London workers about their plans for the bank holiday weekend.

Kate was asked about Charles's coronation on Saturday and said: "Yes, it's going to be a busy time.

"We're getting there - I still feel like we're trying to get ducks in a row."

The royal couple travelled three stops before leaving the train at Tottenham Court Road.

Kate was spotted using an Oyster card as she left the station and she and William walked the short distance to the Dog And Duck pub in Soho.

William poured a pint of Kingmaker, which according to waitress Bernie Kidson was the "perfect pint". Kate ordered half a pint of cider.

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The visit comes as the hospitality industry hopes for a bumper weekend - the city is expecting a £68m boost during the coronation fortnight just from the tourists in town, according to Key Data.

The historic event has sparked a 75% surge in the number of visitors to London from abroad.

There are just two days to go before the coronation, which will see The King anointed and crowned in front of 2,300 guests and a global audience expected to be in the millions.

Prince William will kneel before his father and vow to be his "liege man of life and limb" and he will also help clothe The King in his golden robe royal, also known as the mantle, before the crowing.

William's son and future king George, nine, will be one of his grandfather's pages of honour and is expected to be tasked with holding the train of Charles's regal robes.

Hundreds of soldiers have been rehearsing during the early hours of the morning this week, with the diamond jubilee state coach and gold state coach travelling down The Mall as part of the dry-run for the event.