From early-bird soldiers to massed crowds beneath the Palace balcony - with touching emotion and a huge sword along the way. On the eve of the Coronation anniversary, we  revisit 15 unforgettable moments that etched this day in history

Tomorrow brings the first anniversary of the Coronation of King Charles at Westminster Abbey, the 40th reigning sovereign to be crowned there.

Lionel Richie says his friend King Charles is 'doing fantastic': Singer, who performed at monarch's coronation concert, says Charles is 'doing well' but 'needs to sit still' as he continues his cancer treatment

Lionel Richie, who has been friends with the King since the 1980s after meeting through the Prince's Trust , described Charles as 'well' and 'doing fantastic' as he hosted an event in New York.

Lionel Richie, 74, and girlfriend Lisa Parigi, 34, make a stylish pair as they attend The King's Trust 2024 Global Gala at Casa Cipriani in New York

Lionel Richie and girlfriend Lisa Parigi were among a number of stars attending The King's Trust 2024 Global Gala at Casa Cipriani in New York on Thursday. 

Mel B looks all partied out as her fiancé Rory McPhee sweetly helps her make her exit from Victoria Beckham's star-studded 50th birthday bash

The singer, 48, cut a tired but cheerful figure, as her fiancé, 35, sweetly helped her out of the swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Never give up on the good times! Worse for wear Victoria Beckham is given a piggy back by David and giggles behind her sunglasses after leaving her £250,000 50th birthday bash at 2:30am

Victoria Beckham partied until the early hours on Saturday night as she celebrated her 50th birthday surrounded by her family and celeb friends.

Posh gets a piggy Becks! Victoria Beckham giggles behind her sunglasses as husband David carries her to their car after leaving £250,000 50th birthday bash at 2:30am

Victoria Beckham partied until the early hours on Saturday night as she celebrated her 50th birthday surrounded by her family and celeb friends.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.

Inside Victoria Beckham's lavish 50th birthday party: All of the Spice Girls reunite in dream come true as even Geri Horner shows up at the last minute for Posh's £250,000 bash with champagne, cocktails... and dancing planned for well into the early hour

Swanky Mayfair private members' club Oswald's was the venue for what proved a decidedly elegant black tie affair for Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday on Saturday night.