As the coronation takes place, there are plenty of events and activities taking place across North Yorkshire and in Darlington.

At Montpellier Hill in Harrogate, the council’s parks team is creating a display of the royal cypher using a technique called carpet bedding, using plants so compact and tightly knitted that the result looks like a woven carpet. The display will stay in place for 12 months.

Parks and environmental services is hosting a three-day party in the park in Valley Gardens, Harrogate. The Big Coronation Celebration from May 6 to 8 involves family-friendly entertainment, free fairground rides, and an artisan market, with a big screen broadcast of the coronation.

At Goldsborough Hall, Knaresborough there is a coronation afternoon tea on Saturday, May 6, from 11am to 4pm.

At Newby Hall and Gardens, visitors can take a coronation-themed afternoon tea on Monday, May 8, and view the replica Crown Jewels, which are owned by descendants of the royal goldsmith who made the original set, and which are on display as part of the house tour for the year.

Darlington is hosting a weekend of music, crafts, cake-baking, and family fun.

A big screen in the Market Place is live streaming the ceremony from Westminster on Saturday, May 6, and the star-studded Coronation Concert on Sunday, May 7.

There will be a host of live entertainment on the big stage in the Market Place to get people in the party mood with performances from, amongst others, Britain’s Got Talent stars Soldiers of Swing, and Discography.

Families will be able to join in "free, sustainable craft activities" in the marquee including decorating crowns, printing, and flower-making.

Alex Nicholson, town centre partnership and events manager: “This is an historic occasion and we are looking forward to welcoming people to the Market Place for a fun packed weekend.

“I urge everyone to come down to watch the ceremony and to enjoy the live concert on Sunday which will start after the Darlington Dance Festival.”