King's coronation: best images from the historic day as Charles and Camilla are crowned in London

The newly-crowned King and Queen celebrated in London as crowds gathered to both celebrate and protest the day

Despite the rainy day, London was alive with royal celebration on 6 May, as King Charles and Queen Camilla were officially crowned in a long-awaited coronation ceremony.

Crowds gathered early in the morning to greet to the monarch and his wife on their way to Westminster Abbey for the lavish ceremony. However, protesters also took to the streets in anti-monarchy demonstrations, with some arrests made throughout the day.

The ceremony at Westminster Abbey lasted around two hours. It was followed by an appearance on the royal balcony at Buckingham Palace and a flyover by the Red Arrows.

Here are some of the best pictures from the historic day.

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