When is King Charles III’s coronation?
King Charles’ coronation will take place on Saturday May 6, 2023. Guests will begin to arrive from 6pm AEST but the coronation ceremony will kick off at 8pm AEST.
Where can I watch the coronation in Australia?
You’ll be able to watch King Charles’ coronation several different ways if you’re in Australia. ABC, Channel 7 and Channel 10 will all be broadcasting the coronation live.
Streaming service BritBox Australia will also live-stream the King’s coronation direct from the UK, along with full replay and highlights. Start your 7-day free trial with BritBox Australia here.
For all details on how to watch the coronation in Australia, click here.
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What is the schedule?
The schedule for King Charles’ coronation is as follows (all times are AEST):
- Arrivals - 6pm
- Arrivals continued - 7pm
- The King’s Procession - 7.30pm
- Coronation Service - 8pm
- Procession from Westminster - 10pm
- Buckingham Palace Balcony - 10.30pm
Who is attending the coronation?
Prince William, Princess Catherine and their children Prince George, Prince Charlotte and Prince Louis are all set to attend the coronation.
It’s been confirmed that Prince Harry will also attend. However, his wife Meghan Markle and their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet will not.
Multiple international royals like Princess Mary and world leaders like Anthony Albanese will attend King Charles’ coronation too.
For the full guest list, click here.
What will happen at King Charles’ coronation?
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will arrive at Westminster Abbey in a procession starting from Buckingham Palace. This is known as the King’s Procession.
Once at Westminster Abbey, Charles and Camilla will take part in a service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. This service will include their majesties getting anointed, blessed and consecrated by the Archbishop.
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The King will then be officially crowned and have the crown of St Edward placed on his head. He will then sit in the Coronation Chair, also known as Edward’s Chair.
While in the Chair, Charles will hold the sovereign’s sceptre and rod, - to represent his control of the nation - and the sovereign’s orb - to represent the Christian world.
According to the Telegraph, the anointing will not be televised but every other part of the service will.