Coronation aftermath compared to Glastonbury as royal fans leave trail of tents, chairs and litter

Abandoned beer cans, water bottles and sleeping bags covered the streets around Buckingham Palace

Maya Oppenheim
Women’s Correspondent
Sunday 07 May 2023 17:53 BST
Coronation clean-up: London winds down after historic ceremony

The scene in central London after piles of discarded tents, camping chairs, rubbish and muddy union jack bunting were left behind by royal fans on coronation day has been compared to the aftermath of the Glastonbury Festival.

Tens of thousands of people battled the rain to descend on the city to celebrate the King’s coronation on Saturday, with some royalists having travelled thousands of miles from Australia.

Water bottles, beer cans, soft-drink containers and sleeping bags covered the streets around Buckingham Palace after throngs of royal fans draped in flags and rainwear celebrated Britain’s first coronation in seven decades.

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