Invited guests post selfies as they arrive at Westminster Abbey

We’re here! Invited guests take to social media to post selfies from inside Westminster Abbey as they arrive for the Coronation

  • VIP guests invited to attend the historic Coronation have been taking selfies 
  • Follow King Charles Coronation LIVE: Guests arrive at Abbey and viewing areas 

VIP guests who have been invited to attend the King Charles’ Coronation at Westminster Abbey this morning have been taking selfies ahead of the historic occasion.

Specially selected individuals, from renowned actors and singers to NHS workers and bus drivers, queued for a mile from the Abbey from 6am this morning.

The official ceremony will not begin until 11am but most were up bright and early to grab one of the 2,300 prime seats inside.

Among those arriving include stars such as Lionel Richie, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Fry, Nick Cave and magician Dynamo, while Dame Emma Thompson gave a thumbs up in excitement.

Excited guests who were first through the doors were seen taking photos and selfies as they took their places.

Among the crowds of people, included bus driver Simon Taylor who took a photo showing off the beautiful abbey behind him.

Another woman, nurse Carol Panday, beamed as she took a photo with one of the clergymen ahead of the service later this morning.

Across the world more than 100 million people are expected to watch the first coronation of a British monarch in 70 years. 

King Charles has been heir apparent since the age of three, and is now ready to finally embrace his day of destiny with the woman he loves by his side.

The Abbey was full at just before 9am.

Carol Panday is one of the guests that has been invited to attend the ceremony inside Westminster Abbey today 

Bus driver Simon Taylor (pictured), suited and ready for the historic ceremony takes a selfie to mark his arrival

Another guest, one of the honoured 2,000 people invited to the historic day, poses across the river from Westminster Abbey as queues to get into the building

Another cheery attendee points at Westminster Abbey as he gets ready to take his place sitting inside for the ceremony 

Three invited guests, wearing medals of honour, pose near Westminster Bridge as they queue to get into the service

One guest shared an image of the service booklet for King Charles and Queen Camilla’s coronation 

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