The first people are waiting at York Minster to see the King and Queen Consort

People queue opposite the statue at York Minster. Photographs: Richard McDougall

The first people are in place to watch the unveiling of the statue by the King.

Barriers are out around York Minster for what are expected to be large crowds for the royal visit of King Charles and Camilla.

They are due at Micklegate Bar late morning, then will go on to the Minster for a short service before the King unveils the statue.

Happily the weather forecast is good – there is only a 17% chance of a shower during the royal visit, according to the BBC weather service.