In pictures: Preparations for King Charles' coronation

World Thursday 04/May/2023 20:24 PM
By: DW
In pictures: Preparations for King Charles' coronation
People walk on a street in London, Britain, May 3, 2023. The coronation ceremony of King Charles III is to be held on May 6 in London. Photo courtesy: Xinhua

Ahead of the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla on May 6, royal fans and companies all have their own way of making the big day - from chocolate statues  to royal Lego ceremonies.

Coronation ceremony of King Charles III under preparation in London

Photo courtesy: Xinhua

Photo courtesy: Xinhua

Photo courtesy: Xinhua

The reflection of British national flags are seen on the window of a double-decker in London, Britain. Photo courtesy: Xinhua

Royal enthusiast John Loughrey is shown here wearing a hat decorated with royal memorabilia while standing along the King's coronation route at The Mall in London four days ahead of the big event

Madame Tussauds wax museum in London has a new Queen consort figure of Camilla which was given the final artistic touch up by artists Sophie Greenaway and Claire Parkes at the end of April

A lot of preparation goes into such a big royal event, including practice marches by military members wearing furry hats on the streets of London

Preparations have also been underway at Legoland Windsor Resort. Model maker Daniel Anderson places a Lego crown on the head of a Lego King Charles in front of  a replica of Buckingham Palace, with a mini coronation scene made of the toy building blocks

A host of decorations in London will help ring in the big day, including this giant crown. 

Or simply a chocolate king, as the case may be! Chocolatier Jennifer Lindsey-Clarke puts the finishing touches on a 23-kg chocolate likeness of His Majesty.

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery are part of the coronation day celebration and must therefore work hard to prepare their horses for the big event

You don't have to wait until your next lifetime to be a king or queen. Just take a ride on the London eye! One of the glass pods has been decorated in the style of Westminster Abbey on coronation day, complete with a recreation of the 700-year-old coronation chair.