Hardy souls emerged from their tents despite cloudy skies and drizzle, and others began flocking to central London on Saturday morning to witness the coronation of Charles III.
Among those already in the position were friends Bryant and Alicia from Mobile, Alabama, who arrived in London on Thursday.
“I’ve been following the royal family since Will and Kate’s wedding, and I was hopeful that one day there would be a coronation,” Alicia told CBS News.
“We’ve met some great friends,” Bryant added.
“It’s lovely, especially all the people in the world!” said Alicia.
Denise, from Fall River, Massachusetts, also arrived on Thursday, spending the night camping by The Mall near Buckingham Palace and booking a vantage point.
“I love the royal family and have been following them for years and wanted to be a part of this history,” she told CBS News, adding that King Charles would make a good monarch.
“I think he’ll follow in his mother’s footsteps with a little tweaking. Give him his own interpretation. But he’s a traditionalist.”
“I always said I was born on the other side of the pond,” she told CBS News.
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