Crowds gathered in glorious sunshine in Newquay to celebrate the King's Coronation on Saturday.

Hundreds of people watched the ceremony as it happened live on a giant screen at the Killacourt and enjoyed a picnic.

Many dressed for the occasion wearing Union Jack clothing and waved flags. 

Crowds gather to watch the ceremony at the Killacourt (Warren Wilkins)

Former Cold Stream Guard Jake Shroff who was part of the crowd said: "I had pride serving the Queen and now we have got our King.

"If I was still serving I would either be guarding Buckingham Palace today or street lining with my bear skin and tunic.

"One of my best friends is the King's personal chauffeur and today he is transporting to the Tindalls.

"It was supposed pour rain beautiful sunshine great day."

Jake Scroff and fellow members of Newquay Veterans Group (Warren Wilkins)

Hannah Bygrave added: "I remember the Silver Jubilee and aged nine I shook the Queen's hand and I gave her a posie in Wakefield. 

"I saw Charles and Diana get married through a shop window in Charmonix in France. I remember being in Pembrokshire in Wales when Diana died. 

"I have come to watch the coronation at the Killacourt because I wanted to remember where I was when the King was crowned." Linda Duguid who celebrated with her family said: "We are on a weekend break at Hendra. 

"The Coronation is an historical occasion and it is nice to be part of the celebrations. Deputy Mayor Drew Creek said: "It's such lovely community day and as always Newquay has delivered on the sunshine."

Many dressed for the historic occasion (Warren Wilkins)

A Town Crier competition is due to be held 2pm and there will be live music from The Trio at 2:30pm as well as children’s garden games.