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The Coronation | Preview

The broadcasters confirm plans to cover the historic event.


On the day, Kirsty Young will be in a studio at Buckingham Palace and JJ Chalmers will speak to members of the military as they prepare for one of the largest parades in living history. Huw Edwards will provide commentary as the doors of Westminster Abbey open and Sophie Raworth will be outside speaking to guests as they arrive, Clare Balding will provide commentary for the ceremonial route, and Anita Rani will join the gathered crowds.

Across BBC Radio and Sounds, Martha Kearney will be in the studio, Eleanor Oldroyd will report live from Westminster Abbey and there will be expert insight and analysis from BBC Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond.


A special programme produced by ITV News King Charles III: The Coronation will be broadcast live from 8.30am to 3pm on Saturday 6th May giving viewers on ITV1 and ITVX a close up view of all the events of Coronation Day.

Presenters Julie Etchingham and Tom Bradby will guide viewers through a day of pageantry and celebration. The ITV team including Mary Nightingale, Nina Hossain, Charlene White and James Mates will be at the key locations ensuring viewers don't miss a moment during six and a half hours of live, uninterrupted coverage.

Sky News

Kay Burley and Anna Botting to host coverage of the historic event available to watch for free in the UK and around the world on TV, web and YouTube. A specially commissioned documentary will explore public opinion on King Charles and the monarchy.

Three-episode podcast series fronted by Kay Burley to focus on Camilla’s journey to becoming Queen. Widely considered ‘THE Coronation expert’, Sky News royal events commentator Alastair Bruce is an encyclopaedia of royal history with an unrivalled knowledge of the intricacies of the event.

GB News

The day will begin, as it does every day on GB News, with the UK National Anthem. “God Save the King” is broadcast each morning at 0559 on GB News. From 6am, Stephen Dixon and Elle Costello will be live from Buckingham Palace with a special edition of Breakfast.

The main coverage begins at 10am with full coverage of the historic ceremony and celebrations from around the country. The programme will be fronted by Alastair Stewart, with Nigel Farage and contributions from historian David Starkey.


TalkTV will be covering the Coronation across their line-up of shows from Vanessa Feltz's Drivetime to Jeremy Kyle Live and Piers Morgan Uncensored. Piers will be joined in the studio by a number of special guests and the news channel will offer up-to-the-minute analysis of the unfolding events with expert commentary.

Sharon Osbourne and her fellow panellists on The Talk will also be on the streets of London talking to the people to hear their perspectives. The Osbourne matriarch is primed to take the helm on a special ‘TalkTV London Tour Bus’ and is also planning to join those camping out in the capital ahead of the Coronation procession.


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