In pictures: Britons' nationwide tributes to King Charles ahead of coronation

Sandy tribute to King Charles

Sand artist Claire Eason created a 90 ft by 65ft sand sculpture of Charles on Bamburgh Beach in Northumberland. (Getty)

Digital portrait of King Charles

A digital portrait of King Charles is unveiled on the screens at Outernet, London, ahead of his coronation this weekend. (PA)

Shard flies the flag for the coronation

The highest flag on a building in the UK has been hoisted to celebrate the coronation on top of The Shard in London. (Solent)

Shard marks coronation at 929ft

The Union flag is now flying at 929ft on level 87, the highest standing floor of The Shard building in London. (Solent)

Pub tribute to King Charles

A 6ft 8in model of King Charles III at the Boot and Slipper pub in Barmby Moor, East Yorkshire. Crafters started planning to make the figure in December last year after originally deciding to just make bunting to mark the occasion. (SWNS)

Postbox toppers by Hertford Crafters

Secret Society of Hertford Crafters (left to right) Jill Harris, Irene Getley and Sarah Edwards with a postbox topper made for the coronation. (PA)

Wool model of the new King

Holmes Chapel Community Yarn Bombers created a wool model for King Charles's coronation, displayed at St Luke's Church in Cheshire. (SWNS)

Banquet tables out in the City of London

Guests sit at an 80ft-long banquet table in Carter Lane, in the City of London, as part of Fleet Street Quarter's 'BIG Picnic'. (PA)

Sand tribute graces sculpture park

Sculptor and director of Weymouth's SandWorld Sculpture Park, Mark Anderson and sculptor and Annette Rydin with their King Charles sand sculpture. (Getty)

Gift shops gearing up for coronation

A gift shop in Windsor displaying coronation souvenirs featuring images of King Charles. (Getty)

Giant crown tribute in central London

A giant crown at Marble Arch in central London. (Getty Images)

Elizabeth Tower tribute to new King Charles

Images are projected onto the Elizabeth Tower in Westminster, central London, during a rehearsal ahead of the coronation of King Charles III. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Special coronation postboxes across UK

A Royal Mail postbox on St John Street, Cardiff, decorated in blue, white and red to mark the coronation. (Getty Images)

Royal Family immortalised as scarecrows

Royal Family scarecrows standing on a balcony are pictured in the village of Sheriffhales, Shifnal, Shropshire. (Reuters)

Shopfront shines a light on new king

A shop window decorated with a photo of King Charles in London. (AP)

US superfan wears memorabilia hat

A royal superfan from the US dons a hat decorated with royal memorabilia and cutouts as she camps on the Mall in London. (Alamy)

Carpetmakers create Charles mosaic

A giant mosaic of King Charles has been created by workers at Victoria Carpets of Kidderminster using 3,000 tiny squares of carpet. (SWNS)

Marmite tribute to King Charles

Artist Nathan Wyburn with his portrait of King Charles using Marmite and 42 slices of toasted bread to ‘raise a toast’ to the King during his coronation week. (PA)

Lego statue of Charles ahead of coronation

Soap bubbles float in front of a Lego statue of King Charles in a toy shop in central London. (AP)

Royal fans have been gearing up for Saturday’s coronation by creating tributes to King Charles.

Charles will be crowned alongside the Queen Consort this weekend in the largest military ceremonial operation in 70 years.

Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers are expected to travel to the centre of London for the ceremony and around 10,000 people will attend the coronation concert at Windsor Castle the following day.

Councils in England alone have approved 3,087 road closures for gatherings marking the royal event, according to figures from road management company

But many across the country have already started the festivities by creating tributes to the new head of state.

These include a 7ft knitted model of Charles, a giant sand sculpture, royal-inspired postbox toppers and a digital portrait of the King.