The grandchildren of Queen Camilla and Lady Susan Hussey arrive at Buckingham Palace

The grandson of Queen Camilla Jos, Luis Lopez and Queen Elizabeth II’s Lady Susan Hussey were among the dignitaries arriving at Buckingham Palace today.

The 13-year-old twin boys are the children of Laura Lopez, who is the daughter of Camilla and Andrew Parker Bowles, and the daughter of King Charles III.

Lady Susan, was a member of Elizabeth II’s inner circle for more than 60 years until Her Majesty’s death last September.

They were seen ahead of a major road closure in central London which will begin this afternoon as preparations and rehearsals continue ahead of the coronation.

Westminster Bridge, Victoria Embankment on Upper Thames Street and the area around Waterloo station will be closed from 4pm today until 9am tomorrow.

Lady Susan Hussey, lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth II, arrives at Buckingham Palace today
José Lopez and Luis Lopez, grandchildren of Queen Camilla, arrived at Buckingham Palace today
Rehearsals for the coronation of the King are taking place at RAF Odiham in Hampshire today
HMS Diamond crosses the Thames Barrier in London today. The Royal Navy Air Defense Destroyer Type 45 subsequently arrived in Greenwich and would remain for the duration of Coronation
Transport for London has placed large crowns over some of the bus stops on Oxford Street

This area will expand to cover routes around St James’s Park, Westminster, Waterloo and Charing Cross Tube stations from 7pm this evening – again until 9am tomorrow.

There will then be another set of ‘significant’ lockdowns across a wider area from 7pm this Friday which will last until 9pm on Saturday, the day of the ceremony.

With millions of people in London, Network Rail warned commuters to allow extra time and check for live updates, while the RAC urged all drivers to ‘check tyres, oil and coolant levels as matters of priority before they hit the road’.

Elsewhere, coronation rehearsals continued today as photos showed members of the military training on the runway at RAF Odiham in Hampshire.

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) wrote on April 21 to residents and businesses who will be affected by the road closures over the coming days.

Local traffic restrictions have been in place in the Westminster borough since 3 April

Road closures in the borough of Westminster will be in preparation for the coronation between today 4pm (in blue) and today at 7pm (in red) until 9pm tomorrow (for both)

Road closures in central London for this Friday from 7pm until late Saturday – the day before the coronation and the day itself – covering an area much larger than the capital across 85 roads

Vehicles including cars, buses, coaches, vans, motorcycles and bicycles will not be allowed to enter restricted event areas once closed.

Saturday time for the coronation of the king

Here’s a rundown of all the dates so far for Saturday’s coronation:

  • 5am Pedestrian restrictions come into effect in central London
  • 6am – Open viewing areas along the procession route.
  • 7.15 – 8:30 a.m – Guests of Westminster Abbey start through security checkpoints at Victoria Tower Gardens.
  • 9am Seating of worshipers inside the monastery.
  • 9.30-10.45 am – The arrival of heads of state and representatives of governments abroad, government ministers, first ministers, former prime ministers, members of the royal family abroad and members of the royal family.
  • 9.45 am – The royal family’s cavalry escort begins to gather in preparation for the procession from Buckingham Palace.
  • 10.20 am The King and Queen’s procession departs from the palace.
  • 10.53am The King and Queen arrive at Westminster Abbey.
  • 11 am Charles and Camilla enter the abbey through the Great West Door and the service begins.
  • 12 pm – the king was crowned. The Archbishop of Canterbury places St. Edward’s crown on Charles’ head. Trumpets will sound and gun salutes will be sounded throughout the United Kingdom.
  • 1 p.m – The service ends and the newly crowned King and Queen begin their coronation procession to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach.
  • 1.33pm – Charles and Camilla are expected to enter Buckingham Palace through the central arch.
  • 1.45 p.m – The king and queen receive the royal salute from the military in the palace gardens
  • around 2.15pm – The king, queen consort and members of the royal family appear on the balcony of the palace to watch the flight.

The letter sent by DCMS said the restrictions from today through tomorrow “will be implemented to support essential preparations for the event.”

She added that pedestrian paths will not be affected, but some crossing points may be closed temporarily and bicycle paths will be restricted while the closure is in place.

The letter also said that “actions and activities including the playing of military music may be audible at various times, including overnight,” but added: “Every effort will be made to minimize any disturbance to you.”

The long-awaited ceremony itself is on Saturday, with viewing areas along the procession route opening from 6am before Charles and Camilla set off from Buckingham Palace at 10.20am for service in Westminster Abbey at 11am.

Domestic restrictions have been in place since April 3, but the majority of the lockdown will be from Friday as London tries to deal with the massive influx of visitors.

Event restrictions for the ceremony itself will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, which DCMS said “will be implemented to support the safe delivery of the event.”

These road closures will be wider than those in place today and tomorrow, covering areas around Green Park and Piccadilly Circus stations.

Cycleway 3 between Wellington Arch and Birdcage Walk will be closed, while pedestrian restrictions within the event space will come into effect from 5am on Saturday until no later than 5pm that day.

Plans for the event have been organized by Transport for London, which Sadiq Khan chairs, along with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. London city; Westminster City Council; the Borough of Lambeth in London; metropolitan police; British Transport Police; London Ambulance Service. The London Fire Brigade.

Westminster Abbey has closed its doors to visitors after the Anzac Day ceremony Prince William attended last Tuesday, and preparations are underway for the coronation.

Westminster City Council officials have insisted that access to homes and workplaces will be maintained throughout periods of road closures.

They said: ‘If challenged, please support the police and grounds stewardship teams by providing clear information about the property you are trying to access.

To help with this, you and your guests or staff are advised to travel with proof of address, a staff pass, or an official invitation to your accommodation.

The council also said: “Roads and parks around central London will be affected by significant road closures and parking suspensions on 5 and 6 May.”

Preparations for the Saturday event began in November – with planning for about a month every hour the Army would be in parade.

Westminster Abbey takes center stage when the king is crowned at midday during the coronation ceremony.

The service will begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m. when the newly crowned King and Queen will embark on their coronation procession to Buckingham Palace in the Golden State Coach.

Union flags along the Mall outside Buckingham Palace yesterday before the coronation

The photo is from the media stand at the Queen Victoria Memorial in London yesterday

Seated view from the media stand at the Queen Victoria Memorial yesterday

Royal fans can tune in to the entire scene, which will be shown live by the BBC.

Viewers can look out for heads of state, representatives of governments abroad, cabinet ministers, first ministers, former prime ministers, overseas royals, and members of the royal family among the congregation.

After returning to the palace, Charles and Camilla will receive a royal salute from the military in the palace gardens.

This will be followed by a balcony moment as Charles and Camilla will be joined by other members of the royal family to watch the flypast.

Full list: Which roads will be closed in Westminster for the King’s coronation?

Westminster City Council said parking restrictions would be in place on these roads in preparation for and during the coronation, on Friday and Saturday.

Residents with parking permits should now have received a letter with instructions to make temporary arrangements for their vehicles. The council said any vehicles parked on those roads after 7pm on Friday would be removed.

Abbey Orchard Street

Adam Street

Ambrosden Street

Arnway Street

Artillery row

Ashley Place

Belgrave Square

Berkeley Square


Buckingham Gate

Bury Street

Carlisle Place

Carlton Gardens

Carlton House Terrace

Kaustin Street

Caxton Street

Chadwick Street

Al Musalla Street

Charles II Street

Cleveland Row

Curzon Street

Dean Bradley Street

Dean Stanley Street

Dean Trench Street

Duke of York Street

Duke Street St James

Duncannon Street

Eaton Square

Emery Hill Street

Francis Street

Javier Street

Great College Street

Peter the Great Street

Great Scotland Yard

Great Smith Street

Greencoat Place

Greencoat Row

Greycoat Place

Grosvenor Crescent

Half Moon Street

Halkin Street

Hide the place

Horseferry Road

Howick Place

John Adam Street

Little College Street

Little Smith Street

Lord North Street

Marsham Street

Matthew Parker Street

Medway Street

Monk Street

Morpeth Terrace

Northumberland Street

Old Bay Street

Palace Street

Pal Center

Perkin Rentals

Queen Anne Gate

Rochester Row

Romney Street

Ryder Street

Smith Square

South Audley Street

Spencer Bliss

spring gardens

Saint Ann Street

St. James Square

St. James Street

Stafford Place

Stanhope Gate

Stillington Street

Thirlibi Road

Tothill Street

Trafalgar Square

Tafton Street

Upper Belgrave Street

Victoria Embankment

Victoria Square

Waterloo Place

Whitcomb Street

Whitehall Court

Whitehall Place

Willow place

York Street

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