Celebrations have taken place in Romford to mark the Coronation of King Charles III.

Many locals gathered to watch the ceremony on a big screen in Romford Market, which opened at 9am this morning (May 6).

Romford Police said that there was a “party atmosphere” in the area, “despite the weather”.

Deckchairs were set up in front of a big screen for local people to watch as King Charles III was officially crowned at Westminster Abbey.

Barking and Dagenham councillor Andrew Achilleos posted a picture of himself on Twitter while attending the celebrations, reiterating that “the weather didn’t dampen spirits” in the town.

One Twitter user praised the Coronation display in Queen’s Hospital, adding “thanks to all the amazing staff working through todays [sic] celebrations.”

Further celebrations, including street parties, are planned to take place in Havering in the coming days.

Romford Recorder: King Charles III is crowned in Westminster AbbeyKing Charles III is crowned in Westminster Abbey (Image: PA Media)

Earlier today, at a few minutes past midday, Charles became the 40th reigning sovereign to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, as Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby placed St Edward’s Crown on his head.

The King and Queen set the seal on their historic coronation day with a double Buckingham Palace balcony appearance to acknowledge the nation.

The royals watched a flypast from the balcony, which was scaled down to include only helicopters and the Red Arrows due to the poor weather.