THE whole country is going Coronation crazy.
It’s just over two weeks until King Charles III is crowned, but Britain is already in the grip of a red, white and blue frenzy.
Miles of bunting has gone up in towns and villages, shops have redesigned their windows in honour of the big day and families are gearing up for street parties.
Around 300million people are expected to tune in to watch the investiture of the King and Queen Camilla on Saturday, May 6.
And across the UK, hundreds of thousands will join in for the following day’s Big Lunch, staging royal knees-ups with families, friends and neighbours.
Local councils are giving organisers permission to close roads and hang patriotic decorations from street lamps.
And the extra Bank Holiday Monday, gifted by His Majesty, will give Britain a chance to get over its collective hangover.
We meet folk around the nation already getting in the party mood.
Children have designed flags on show in the West Sussex town, where crowds will gather to watch the day’s events on big screens
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Sinan and wife Kayleigh Hisim – parents to Arif, ten, and Yusuf, six – have bought £1,500 of souvenirs to sell in their card shop in Hants
Betty’s Tea Rooms boasts cakes fit for a King.
The North Yorks town is gearing up for a three-day party in the park in Valley Gardens
Horticulturist Deb Hart, 61, took six weeks to weave a 15ft wicker crown that sits in the middle of the city in Essex
Interns Adam Graves, 20, right, and Sam Johnson, 22, said there is a buzz in the royal Berkshire town which will host a star-studded gig
The Victorian Great Western Arcade has hung out Union Jack flags.
The city’s Centenary Square will host a huge royal party
Harry Singh and Ann Sharpe, Marie Blood-Holland and Diane Savage are expecting a busy time in their Derbyshire chippie
London will be a sea of red, white and blue for the Coronation as visitors descend on the city for a glimpse of the new King on his historic day.
Stores will join in the celebrations with flags and bunting – like Jay Patel, and Arth Shah, who work at a tool shop in Waterloo
The Dorchester in London is draped in the same royal regalia that adorned the five-star hotel to mark the 1953 Coronation
Leanne Glendinning and Kim Fellows, who run a florists in the Derbyshire town, say they love Charles’s “biodiversity values”
Insurance broker Mollie Wain, 29, spent hours drawing the King on the front of her shop window.
She said: “I love the Royal Family”