THE coronation will be screened live in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens, the city council has announced.

It will take place on May 6 and is scheduled to begin at 11am. Access to the screening will open from 10am. 

The following day on May 7, the screen will remain in place and the Coronation Concert will be broadcast from Windsor Castle.

Edinburgh residents are also invited to share their memories and record well-wishes for the King from May 2 in an online book of congratulations.

Events were also organised for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee although some organisers were left red-faced as images showed a dismal turnout

In his role as Lord Lieutenant, Edinburgh Lord Provost Robert Aldridge will represent the city at the coronation ceremony in London.

He said: “The coronation of King Charles is a truly historic event and we’re proud to be joining in with screenings and services in towns and cities across the United Kingdom for those who wish to come together and celebrate the occasion.

“Watching the ceremony and celebrations on the big screen will be a great way for people to be involved and soak up the atmosphere of the extraordinary weekend.”

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People attending the outdoor screening are advised to plan ahead, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water.

Toilet facilities will be available but there will be limiting seating, so people are urged to bring their own chairs or blankets. BBQs will not be permitted.