Stephen Fry and Dame Emma Thompson lead celebrity arrivals at coronation

Stephen Fry and Dame Emma Thompson were up and out at the crack of dawn decked in their finest attire ready for the coronation of King Charles III.

Fry, 65, is among some of the lucky chosen few to be Westminster Abbey to watch the monumental moment Charles takes to this thrown and the crown is placed on his head for the every first time.

The English actor, a good friend of Charles, was among the first celebrities spotted to line up to enter the abbey, dressed in a three piece suit, and his Order of The Phoenix medal, bestowed to figures who have helped Greece’s prestige internationally.

Thompson shared a peace sign to photographers while she lit up arrivals in a vibrant red coat and her various medals, including her Damehood of the British Empire honour.

Ant and Dec shared comical stories about their time with Charles as they spoke to Good Morning Britain on their arrival, both suited and booted in their dapper tuxes.

Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones also arrived at Westminster Abbey after crediting The Prince’s Trust for playing a huge part in launching his career in one of the UK’s biggest bands.

Webber was spotted chatting to Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer the day after his party wiped the floor with Tories in the local elections.

Starmer will be among the huge political figures in attendance as well as all the living British Prime Ministers and the First Lady of The United States, Jill Biden, who will be arriving without the President who is unable to attend.

Guests were asked to arrive at the coronation at 7.30am, with Australian comedian and The Last Leg host Adam Hills, who is among the celebrities representing his country alongside Nick Cave, previously sharing his biggest concerns.

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The historic Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla will take place in Westminster Abbey today (May 6).

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‘We need to be there at 7.30 in the morning, we’ve been told that where we check in there are toilets, but that is 600 meters from Westminster Abbey and once we’re seated, there’s limited toilet availability,’ he told PA.

‘I’ve been doing literal dry runs where I’ve tried to take in as little amount of fluid as possible and space out the caffeine consumption and see how long I can go.’

Cave recently clarified why he was attending the service in an open letter, despite insisting he’s ‘not a Royalist’.

He explained that he is ‘not a monarchist, nor am I a royalist, nor am I an ardent republican’ – but that he is also not ‘so damn grouchy as to refuse an invitation to what will more than likely be the most important historical event in the UK of our age.’

More than 5,000 soldiers and members of the armed forced jumped straight of a train Waterloo and began marching towards the coronation on Saturday morning.

Later the armed forces will take part in the coronation as Charles is anointed at Westminster Abbey at lunchtime.

It is the first coronation in the UK since Queen Elizabeth’s in 1953.

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