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Security ramps up in London for King's coronation

STORY: The event is is expected to see large crowds line the streets of the city and heads of state from around the world attend the formal ceremony.

The coronation, whose origins date back 1,000 years, will be the biggest ceremonial event since that staged for Charles' mother Queen Elizabeth in 1953, with a display of pageantry and a huge military procession.

Across the capital and many parts of Britain, shops and public areas are bedecked with Union Flag bunting and street parties are planned.