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Here’s Everything To Know About How To Watch King Charles III’s Coronation

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It’s time to brush up on your royal knowledge, because there’s less than a month to go until the highly-anticipated coronation of King Charles III.

If you’re not sure what to expect from the history-making day, don’t fret. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know to enjoy the action, from the day’s practical proceedings, to the very important details behind the 2000-person guest list.

King Charles III attends the traditional Easter Sunday Mattins Service in April, 2023. (Credit: Image: Getty)

What Time Will The Coronation Start In Australia?

The official ceremony is set to begin at 11am BST, with the King’s Procession scheduled to start a little earlier. If you’re watching from Australia, you can expect the  action to kick off on Saturday May 6, at 5pm AEST. 

Where Can I Watch The Coronation From Australia?

ABC and ABC News will broadcast live from London from 5pm AEST. 

The ABC coverage schedule is listed below: 

5pm: Preview coverage 

6pm: Arrivals 

7pm: Arrivals continued 

7.30pm: The King’s Procession 

8pm: Coronation Service 

10pm: Procession from Westminster 

10.30pm: Buckingham Palace Balcony 

Alternatively, streaming service BritBox will live-stream the King’s coronation direct from the UK, along with full replay and highlights so you can tune in on all the action.

You can stream the coronation on BritBox with a 7-day free trial by subscribing right here.


What Is The Order Of Events On The Day Of The Coronation?

The morning will begin with The King’s Procession, where King Charles and Queen Camilla will travel from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, where countless Royal ceremonies have taken place for almost a millennium.

Once there, the official ceremony will begin, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury, followed by a royal procession back to Buckingham Palace.

The day will conclude with an appearance from several members of the Royal Family on the palace balcony. 

The Duke and Duchess of Wales attend the Easter Mattins Service with their children George, Charlotte, and Louis. (Credit: Image: Getty)

Which Members Of The Royal Family Will Attend King Charles III’s Coronation?

According to Forbes, around 2000 guests have been invited to the coronation. Among them, several members of the royal family are expected to make an appearance, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their two eldest children, George and Charlotte.

We now also have confirmation that Prince Harry will make an appearance, while Meghan Markle and their two young children will not attend. According to British tabloid Daily Record, the couple requested several conditions before officially RSVP’ing, including police protection and an acknowledgement of their son, Archie’s birthday, which is also on May 6. 

Will Camilla Officially Become Queen During The Coronation?

Queen Elizabeth II gave her blessing for King Charles’ wife, Camilla, to officially become Queen back in 2022. 

“When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife, Camilla, the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service,” she said in a message published for the 70th anniversary of her reign.

Camilla will officially be crowned Queen Consort alongside King Charles, on Saturday, 6 May. 

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