There will be a chance to dress up as knights or dames as celebrations begin for the King’s coronation.

Watford Market will be hosting a royal and 1950s-themed event on Friday, May 5, from 6pm to 10pm.

It will feature local vendors, offering a diverse range of food, drinks, and crafts.

Watford Observer: Local vendors will be serving food at the market.Local vendors will be serving food at the market. (Image: Watford Borough Council)

From traditional dishes to modern twists on old favourites, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

To coincide with the era of the King’s birth, there will be live music from The Jivettes’, an all singing, all dancing, retro trio playing two sets throughout the evening.

If the royal-themed outfits aren’t to your liking, then visitors can also dress up in 1950s-inspired fashion, such as tailored dresses with full skirts, large overcoats with fur trim, polka dot prints, poodle skirts, saddle shoes, padded suit coats and double-breasted suits.

Watford Observer: Live music will be at the eventLive music will be at the event (Image: Watford Borough Council)

Market manager Calvin Poon said: "We are thrilled to be hosting this special event in honour of our new King.

“Our goal is to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience that showcases the best of our town’s culture and food.

“We invite everyone to come out and join us in this celebration of our community."

King Charles famously attended the opening ceremony of Charter House, the previous location of the market, on February 21, 1978.

In a video seen by the Watford Observer the then Prince of Wales apologised for being late.

He later unveiled the plaque and had a tour of the building where he also met and spoke with many people from Watford.

A recent YouGov Poll found most people are not interested in the coronation that will be held on Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey.

In a survey of more than 3,000 adults conducted this month, 35% said they “do not care very much” about the historic event, and 29% said they “do not care at all”.

Some 24% of people said they care “a fair amount”, while only 9% said they care “a great deal”.

But 46% said they are likely to watch the coronation or take part in related celebrations.