BRITS got into the party spirit last night, painting the city red, white and blue as they celebrated the coronation of King Charles.
Revelers descend on pubs and clubs across the country to raise a glass to the king and queen and party into the wee hours.
Royal-style attire and Union flags were the order of the day for many partygoers when they came into force in cities like Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool.
Two friends celebrated in Newcastle with a Union flag bearing the face of King Charles.
Another woman in the same city got into the party mood, pairing her black dress with a tiny crown and waving a flag.
A group of five women performed in Birmingham dancing in the street.
Another woman, also in England’s second largest city, moved into town in style, wearing a PVC suit with the Union Jack, red boots and carrying two flags.
Over in Leeds, revelers even wore costumes and added King Charles masks for their big night.
A boy in Liverpool on his bachelor party has donned a crown and gold shorts while keeping warm with a red cape.
Rain and wet weather hit much of the UK but didn’t seem to dampen the party spirit.
However, Newcastle stayed dry and temperatures stayed in the mid teens.
Hopefully anyone who enjoyed too much last night will have recovered in time to attend one of the many street festivals planned for tonight and the big concert taking place tonight in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The King and Queen will join around 20,000 members of the public at the coronation concert, where they will join other family members to see performances by Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
Singers Perry and Richie were among the stars of Saturday’s coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The Windsor show, hosted by Paddington and Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville, will feature Hollywood star Tom Cruise, Dynasty actress Dame Joan Collins, adventurer Bear Grylls and singer Sir Tom Jones via video message.
The series of recorded sketches will reveal little-known facts about the monarch and will also include moments from popular literary character Winnie the Pooh – seemingly a re-enactment of the famous moment Paddington Bear had tea with the Queen during her platinum anniversary celebrations.
There will also be performances from Paloma Faith, Olly Murs, veteran rock guitarist Steve Winwood and Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.
Classic acts such as Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and Chinese pianist Lang Lang will also perform.
The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal College of Music and Royal College of Art will come together for the first time to create a once-in-a-lifetime performance starring Sex Education and Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa and Olivier Award nominees Mei Mac.
Thousands of street parties are expected to be held ahead of Sunday night’s show, encouraging people to gather across the country for the Coronation Big Lunch.
Meanwhile, choreographed lasers, projections and drone displays will beam over historic bridges and buildings as part of the coronation concert.
Seven of the 10 venues involved in the Lighting up the Nation event have been announced so far, including Blackpool seafront in Lancashire where people can attend a spectator party from Blackpool Tower.
Sheffield Town Hall will host an exhibition in the Peace Gardens, while lights from Newcastle’s Tyne Bridge and Gateshead’s Millennium Bridge will cast reflections on the riverbank for an audience stretching between the quays.
A drone show will light up the skies over the Eden Project in Cornwall and its biomes will become colorful for spectators invited by the local volunteer community.
Light shows will also illuminate Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff at various locations.
The remaining three locations will be announced during the concert.