THESE are the approximate timings for the Coronation Day ceremonial events in London:

6am: Viewing areas open along the procession route.

7.15-8.30am: Guests for Westminster Abbey begin to arrive at security check points in Victoria Tower Gardens.

9am: Congregation to be seated inside the abbey.

9.30-10.45am: Heads of state, overseas government representatives, Government ministers, First Ministers, former PMs, foreign royals and members of the royal family arrive.

9.45am: The Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry begin to gather ready for the procession from Buckingham Palace.

10.20am: The King and Queen Consort’s procession sets off from the palace.

10.53am: The King and Queen Consort arrive at Westminster Abbey.

11am: Charles and Camilla enter the abbey through the Great West Door and the service begins.

12pm: The King is crowned. The Archbishop of Canterbury places the St Edward’s Crown on Charles’s head. Trumpets will sound and gun salutes will be fired across the UK.

1pm: The service ends and the newly crowned King and Queen begin their coronation procession back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach.

1.33pm: Charles and Camilla are expected to enter Buckingham Palace through the Centre Arch.

1.45pm: The King and Queen Consort receive a royal salute from the military in the palace gardens.

Around 2.15pm: The King, Queen Consort and members of the royal family appear on the palace balcony to watch the flypast.