The showpiece event kicked off at 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon and featured an appearance of the Gold State Coach.
However, TV pictures showed rows of empty seats on viewing platforms in front of The Royal Council House, as many appeared to have chosen to stay away.
This produced a angry response from Royle Family supporters who vented their fury on social media.
One wrote: “Er I know a good 100 people who would have absolutely given their right arm to have their bottoms on those empty seats.”
More to follow…