Prince William took a walk in central London days before the coronation of Charles III

Just two days before the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey, on Saturday, William and Kate spoke with monarchists, tourists and Londoners alike in Soho, an entertainment district in the British capital.

The couple took their first trip on the Elizabeth line, named after Queen Elizabeth II and the last on London’s bustling rail network.

William and Kate stopped at the historic ‘Dog and Duck’ pub, where William went behind the counter and grabbed a pint of Kingmaker, a lager brewed to celebrate the coronation.

Hundreds of true fans – some from China, Canada and the United States – lined the streets of Soho, waiting to see the couple, to shake hands or have a quick chat.

Kate told supporters that her eldest son, Prince George, was very pleased with the coronation.

The 9-year-old, second in line to the throne after his father, will wear Charles’ mantle as one of the king’s four honorary pages on Saturday.

George and his sisters Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis attended rehearsals for the ceremony with other members of the royal family on Wednesday.

Today’s royal visit comes as London prepares for the first British coronation since Elizabeth II was crowned 70 years ago.

Union flag banners and floral wreath decorations appeared across the capital, while Big Ben was lit up in red as part of a dress rehearsal around midnight on Wednesday.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to London for the historic event, and many die-hard royal fans are already camping out near Buckingham Palace to ensure the best viewing venue.

“We have always been huge fans of the royal family. I also came for the (Queen’s) anniversary, so every extraordinary moment we can, we see,” said Luisa Rawes of Portugal.

“This is a great opportunity,” he added.


By Impala News / The day after tomorrow

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