Coronation Live performance: Dwell Stream with King Charles & Queen Camilla at First-Ever Windsor Extravaganza

Blackpool hosts Huge Lunch celebrations

A celebration match for a king is underway in Blackpool as its well-known promenade hosts occasions for the coronation.

Hundreds thronged the Lancashire resort, many sporting purple, white and blue as yesterday’s drizzle was changed with shiny sunshine, bringing out the crowds.

The day of festivities started with a parade of 11 heritage trams filled with flag-waving passengers travelling in convoy up the seafront earlier than pausing on the Tower Competition Headland under Blackpool Tower.

Within the afternoon, Blackpool took half within the nationwide Huge Lunch – with households sat round in deck-chairs having fun with picnics and dwell leisure.

Kate Shane, chair of the Blackpool Tourism Enchancment District, mentioned: “Our coronation occasion typifies what Blackpool does greatest – good free leisure for all of the household to take pleasure in.

“It guarantees to be a beautiful alternative to have a good time a second of historical past.”

Pensioner Margaret Shaw, on vacation from Canbuslang in Scotland – who described herself as an “ardent royalist”, mentioned: “It’s a beautiful day and we’ve been blessed with the climate.

“I used to be glued to the telly yesterday watching the coronation, so right now I’m going to benefit from the sunshine.”

From 8pm, the social gathering will proceed with a free dwell screening of the Coronation Live performance from Windsor Citadel.

Credit score: Dave Nelson

Credit score: Dave Nelson