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Celebrities arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Coronation ceremony

Hundreds of celebrities are now arriving at Westminster Abbey to take their seats ahead of the Coronation service which will start at 11am this morning. 

A long queue could be seen as far back as Lambeth Bridge, near Vauxhall on the Thames, as famous faces from British culture, sport, and politics arrived into central London. 

Among those who have already taken their seats for the historic occasion are Stephen Fry, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Dame Judi Dench, and Emma Thompson.

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber whose coronation anthem ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ will follow the Queen’s throning, has also now taken his place in the Abbey. 

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, who has also been coach on the new BBC show ‘Sing for the King’, is among the music stars in attendance.

Ministers and politicians are putting aside party politics for the day and could be seen exchanging cordialities as they found their seats. 

Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, could be spotted in the sea of familiar faces filling in the nave.

More than 2,200 guests, including members of the Royal family, representatives from 203 countries, and approximately 100 Heads of State will make up the congregation.

World leaders and Heads of State are expected to begin arriving at the Abbey at 9.30am. 

Representatives from many charities supported by the King, as well as many from the voluntary sector, are also in attendance. 

Comedy duo Ant and Dec, goodwill ambassadors for the Prince’s Trust, have also now arrived. 

Outside of the Abbey, crowds are already twenty-people deep as those without invitations are lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the procession, which will leave Buckingham Palace at 10am.

You can follow along all of today’s events on SWLondoner’s live blog here

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