Celebrities and politicians arrive at Westminster Abbey - as the great and good prepare for King's Coronation

6 May 2023, 09:42 | Updated: 6 May 2023, 10:09

The great and the good have filed into Westminster Abbey ahead of the Coronation of King Charles III
The great and the good have filed into Westminster Abbey ahead of the Coronation of King Charles III. Picture: Shutterstock/Alamy

By Chay Quinn

Celebrities and dignitaries are filing into Westminster Abbey - as millions prepare for the King's Coronation.

Sir Keir Starmer and Sir Ed Davey were seen rubbing shoulders with theatre legend Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber - who has composed an anthem for Charles's day of destiny.

Dame Emma Thompson was seen smiling at well-wishers and a sea of royal fans while wearing a chic red rose jacket over a black dress.

Rock icon Nick Cave was seen walking into the iconic venue with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in a bizarre scene of contrasts.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace were spotted in attendance
Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace were spotted in attendance. Picture: Alamy
Musicians at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Saturday May 6, 2023.
Musicians at the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey, London. Picture date: Saturday May 6, 2023. Picture: Alamy
Lady Susan Hussey arriving at Westminster Abbey, London, ahead of the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday. Picture date: Friday May 5, 2023.
Former courtier Lady Susan Hussey arriving at Westminster Abbey. Picture: Alamy
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Home Secretary Suella Braverman was pictured on her arrival. Picture: Getty
Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day
Emma Thompson arrived wearing a classy red rose outfit. Picture: Getty

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Likewise Coronation Concert headliner Lionel Richie was seen nattering with former SNP politician Ian Blackford.

A curious addition was Lady Susan Hussey, the royal courtier who was embroiled in a race scandal, in a show of support for the embattled aide.

Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan headed up the mayoral delegation at the Abbey.

Pop star Katy Perry was seen wearing a pink get-up alongside the great and the good gathered to celebrate the occasion.

Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day
Presenters Ant and Dec took their seats ahead of the Coronation. Picture: Getty
Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day
Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham headed up the mayoral delegation to the pomp. Picture: Getty
Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day
Katy Perry is attending the ceremony ahead of her performance tomorrow at the Coronation Concert. Picture: Getty
Their Majesties King Charles III And Queen Camilla - Coronation Day
Speaker Lindsay Hoyle in full regalia as he arrives at the Coronation. Picture: Getty

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