Big Ben shines in incredible bright lights and is covered in stunning projections to mark King Charles' coronation | The Sun

BIG Ben shines in an explosion of colour to mark King Charles' coronation.

Images of a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock – representing the four home nations – lit up the London landmark in red, white and blue.

The national symbols were accompanied by the lyrics of "God Save The King" from the new national anthem, as well as "Long May He Reign Glorious".

The newly designed coronation emblem was also projected onto the 96-metre high tower at the Houses of Parliament, which recently underwent an £80 million refurb.

Wednesday evening's display was part of a rehearsal for Saturday's coronation.

And the mind-blowing projections on the 160-year-old tower will continue every night until Sunday from around 8.30pm to 11pm.

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The Department of Culture, Media and Sport shared images of the creation, adding: "Big Ben looking spectacular as it gets ready for the weekend’s Coronation celebrations."

The coronation of King Charles will take place this Saturday, May 6.

The action-packed weekend will see the King and newly titled Queen Camilla arrive at Westminster Abbey in the King’s Procession on Saturday morning.

This will be followed by the coronation service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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The service will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry”.

After the service, the newly-crowned King and Queen will return to the Palace in a larger ceremonial parade known as the Coronation Procession.

This will include ­thousands of troops, military bands and other members of the Royal Family.

After the procession, fifteen members of the Royal Family – excluding Princes Harry and Andrew – will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

A blockbuster concert ­featuring "Dancing On The Ceiling" crooner Lionel Ritchie and superstar Katy Perry will then rock Windsor Castle.

Thousands of people all over the UK are also being encouraged to throw street parties in another stunning show of pageantry to the world.

Iconic locations around the UK will be illuminated with projections, lasers and drone displays as the “centrepiece” of celebrations to mark His Majesty’s crowning in a very modern way.

Royal experts predict the event will “dwarf” even last year’s ­spectacular celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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