The Big Apple has rung in the coronation in style as early-morning royalists headed for the city’s iconic monuments and classic British pubs to celebrate the moment.
Manhattanites witnessed King Charles’ official coronation at 7am, but the early start did little to calm excitement as thousands of champagne popping revelers headed for monarchy-themed deals and bunting-clad bars to mark the occasion.
Times Square was packed with early-morning celebrations just hours after the Empire State Building lit up in the Union Jack’s iconic red, white and blue.
And after kicking off the day at traditional English pub The Churchill, DailyMail.com has trawled through New York to showcase how the historic day was commemorated across the pond.
Fans of the Royals filtered into The Churchill in the early hours of Saturday morning to watch the historic event unfold
The Churchill pub in Manhattan pulled out all the stops ahead of the Coronation
Corks were already popping as the sun rose over the East Coast on Saturday, with numerous New York hotspots relishing in the coronation day boost.
Rachel Rosales told DailyMail.com: ‘I had to dress up for the occasion. I love English history, from way back, even before Richard II. I have a lot of respect for the family.’
And while famous faces including Katy Perry and Lionel Richie arrived in London for the historic day, Times Square’s regular cast of tourists and performers did the same over 3,400 miles away.
A large roar rang through the square when Charles was officially declared King.
British ex-pat Ben Lawson and his American wife Leslie Lynn got up at 5am this morning to celebrate the ceremony.
Pictured: Ex-pat Ben Leslie enjoys a pint with his American wife Leslie Lynn
Ben said: ‘We’re grateful that we’re both here to watch it. ‘It’s a very interesting sort of feeling.
‘My grandmother is watching from the UK, and she was alive for the Queen’s coronation, and it’s a lovely feeling to know that she’s watching it, and I’m watching it with her. I’m always proud to be British.’
Jon Athamhood said: ‘I’m just terribly excited to be out here celebrating King Charles’ coronation, and we’re Very proud of him.
‘This is a celebration, so it would be rude not to libate the occasion. It’s an early pint for myself.
‘Very exciting occasion, and it’s something I will be talking to my kids about. His wife:
‘My husband is British, and I love supporting all things British… intrigued to see how the next 20 years will be with Charles as King.’
Herbert Westphalian, who claims he is a member of the Prussian Royal Family, told DailyMail.com: ‘I have been a big fan of the royal family my whole life, and we are distantly related.
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