Lord Mayor's Show takes place in the capital

It's the 799th Lord Mayor's show today - with a huge parade taking place on the capital's streets to celebrate a new Lord Mayor being sworn in for the next year

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New Lord Mayor blessed at St Paul's

The new Lord Mayor, Alan Yarrow, has been blessed at St Paul's Cathedral as part of the Lord Mayor's Show - which sees him riding through the City's streets in a golden carriage to celebrate taking over as the head of the City of London Corporation for the next year.

The Mayor is escorted from his carriage Credit: ITV News
Alan Yarrow is blessed as he takes over as the new Lord Mayor Credit: ITV News

The golden carriage is at the end of a huge parade which has been working its way through the city this afternoon - and will culminate in a fireworks display at 5.15pm.

The new Lord Mayor waves from his carriage Credit: ITV News
The Lord Mayor gives a thumbs up to the crowds Credit: ITV News


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