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What is the coronation procession route?

In keeping with the King’s wish for a smaller-scale ceremony, the 1.3-mile (2.1km) procession will be much shorter than that staged for the coronation of his mother, the late Queen.

The new King and Queen will instead travel to the abbey along the Mall, through Admiralty Arch and along the south side of Trafalgar Square, down Whitehall and along Parliament Street.

The procession will then travel around the east and south sides of Parliament Square to Broad Sanctuary where they will eventually end up at Westminster Abbey for the 11am service.

The decision is said to be mainly based on practical reasons.

After being crowned, the couple will return to Buckingham Palace along the same route, but it will be on a far larger scale.

The route back from Westminster Abbey includes Parliament Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, and through Admiralty Arch and down The Mall back to Buckingham Palace.

Once they arrive at the Palace, they willl receive a royal salute from the troops on parade, before stepping out on the balcony for an RAF flypast.

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