A very British coronation: Royal fans unruffled by rain on their parade

Those who attended the King's coronation came from near and far away, and were undeterred by the wet weather, as ITV News' Paul Brand reports

Royal fans from all over the world braved rainy weather and grey skies over London to witness the coronation of King Charles III.

A sea of umbrellas and hoods could be seen across the capital, as crowds gathered to watch the ceremony on big screens.

A sea of umbrellas could be seen across the capital. Credit: PA
Thousands made their way down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace. Credit: PA

Thousands more joined the procession down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace to catch a glimpse of the King and Queen on the balcony, as well as the coronation flypast, which managed to go ahead despite weather concerns.

Members of the public at the Mayfair Coronation Garden Party in Grosvenor Square. Credit: PA
Adelaide Bagge aged five (right) with Celia Bagge (centre) and Tom Clabburn (left). Credit: PA

Looking at the forecast, Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said it's "definitely wet weather gear" weather, adding "it’s not going to be very nice this afternoon".

"A lot of standing water around, puddles. Things could be a lot better, to be honest, not looking nice at all."

He said the conditions were "certainly good for reservoirs" but "not particularly good if you are doing events out and about as many people are".

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