Royals arrive at Westminster Abbey for coronation rehearsal

King Charles arrived at Westminster Abbey with the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children today for a coronation run-through.

With three days to go until the historic event, Charles was pictured beaming outside the abbey in central London as he arrived with William, Kate and their children - Prince George, nine, Charlotte, eight, and Louis, five. 

King Charles III visited Westminster Abbey in central London for a coronation rehearsal | Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Future king George, nine, will be one of his grandfather’s pages of honour and is expected to be tasked with holding the train of Charles’s regal robes.

William will kneel before his father and vow to be his “liege man of life and limb” in the only homage of royal blood of the ceremony.

He will also help clothe the King in his golden robe royal, also known as the mantle, ahead of his crowning.

Prince Louis and the Prince of Wales leaving Westminster Abbey after the rehearsal | Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Princess Anne and Queen Consort Camilla accompanied them to greet the Dean of Westminster and other church officials before they went inside.

The royals were also joined by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who will recite a Bible verse during the ceremony.

King Charles met Rishi Sunak to attend a reception ahead of his coronation ceremony | Credit: Arthur Edwards/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Rehearsals for the official procession were under way last night, as thousands of military personnel marched from Buckingham Palace to the Abbey in the early hours of this morning.

Crowds gathered in St James' Park to view the procession rehearsals.

Soldiers march through central London to rehearse for the coronation of King Charles III this weekend | Credit: James Manning/PA Wire

Soldiers carried instruments including saxophones, trumpets, horns and cymbals as they marched back down the Mall after 3am.

The Gold State Coach was also spotted passing Buckingham Palace shortly after 3.20am.

Several royal 'superfans' have already set up camp along the procession route, with massive crowds expected throughout central London on Saturday.

Royal 'superfan' John Loughrey sits next to his tent on the planned route of the coronation procession | Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images

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