TV Guide: The coronation of King Charles III

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King Charles III will be crowned as Monarch at Westminster Abbey

Tthe British monarchy is getting ready for the coronation of its new King and his Queen Consort, airing live on Saturday afternoon, May 6th, for viewers in Australia.

King Charles III will be crowned as Monarch at Westminster Abbey, the setting for every Coronation since 1066. This will be the third Coronation in British history to be broadcast publicly, with King George VI’s the first to be broadcast via radio and Queen Elizabeth II’s being the first to be televised 70 years ago in 1953.

Here’s how to watch the coronation of King Charles III.

Channel Seven

Sunrise co-host David Koch has been live from London this week, crossing to Natalie Barr and Matt Shirvington at Brekky Central each day. 

A special edition of Weekend Sunrise, hosted by Monique Wright and Matt Doran from 7.00am Saturday continues the coronation countdown before 7News Spotlight presenter Michael Usher and former BBC royal correspondent Angela Rippon take the helm from 4.00pm AEST.

After 6.00pm 7News bulletins on Saturday, coverage of the King’s Procession to Westminster Abbey will begin from 7.00pm until late on Channel Seven and 7plus, while Melbourne viewers will shift to 7two from 7.30pm.

Michael and Angela will broadcast from Buckingham Palace, while Kochie and Victoria will be positioned at Westminster Abbey, where the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, will conduct the official Church of England service.

The live broadcast, in association with the BBC, will cover all ceremonial events throughout the day, providing audiences with a front-row seat to the procession and inside the Abbey, before the newly crowned monarchs are presented to the public for the first time from the famed balcony of Buckingham Palace.

7News UK and European bureau chief Hugh Whitfeld and correspondent Sarah Greenhalgh will team with 7News chief reporter Chris Reason, 7News Adelaide co-host Rosanna Mangiarelli and Sunrise reporter Mylee Hogan to deliver comprehensive daily royal updates – capturing all the pomp, pageantry and royal family drama from inside Palace circles and beyond.

From 5.30am Monday 8 May, Sunrise will cross live to the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle, before an encore screening in full at 7.30pm nationally on Channel Seven and 7plus.

Seven’s Network Director of News and Public Affairs, Craig McPherson, said: “The coronation of King Charles III will be a spectacle for the ages.

“To capture the magnitude of this historic event, you must be in and around where it’s taking place. We have the best people in the best spots at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and across London.

“Being there ensures Australians at home will tune in to the very best coverage,” he said.

Channel Nine

The Coronation of King Charles III will be broadcast live from 5.00pm AEDT this Saturday, May 6, on Channel Nine, 9Gem and 9Now.

The historic event will be hosted by journalists Peter Overton and Ally Langdon, while royal confidant Dickie Arbiter and expert commentator Camilla Tominey will provide viewers with insight into the ceremony and the significance of the momentous occasion.

In addition, 9News correspondents Brett McLeod, Carrie-Ann Greenbank and Edward Godfrey will be stationed in key locations across London and Windsor to bring viewers up-to-the-minute news and analysis of the event.

Nine’s team will cross to the BBC’s coverage of the official ceremony and service, which will be broadcast commercial-free.

For royal fans wanting to start the celebrations early, a special edition of Weekend Today will be broadcast from 6.00am on Saturday, featuring Jayne Azzopadi and Clint Stanaway alongside Nine’s exclusive experts. Viewers can also relive all the magical moments of the Coronation the following morning from 6.00am.

Coverage of the Coronation of King Charles III will be live and free on Channel Nine in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Tasmania, and on 9Gem in New South Wales and Queensland, as well as on 9Now in all markets.

Channel Nine is proud to be bringing this historic event to Australian audiences and looks forward to providing comprehensive coverage of this significant occasion.

Channel 10

In a 10 News First special presentation, 10’s National Affairs Editor, Hugh Riminton, will be on the ground in London to host the historic royal ceremonial broadcast from the BBC, live from 4.30pm AEST on 10 and 10 Play.

Joining Hugh in London will be 10’s UK Correspondent Johnpaul Gonzo covering all the latest stories and breaking news as the Commonwealth celebrates the Coronation of a new sovereign.

10 News First evening line up:

4:30pm: The Coronation on 10 and 10 Peach
5:00pm: 10 News First bulletin on 10 (switch over to 10 Peach to continue to watch The Coronation)
6:00pm: The Coronation continues on 10.

4:00pm: The Coronation on 10 and 10 Peach
5:00pm: 10 News First bulletin on 10 (switch over to 10 Peach to continue to watch The Coronation)
6:00pm AEST: The Coronation continues on 10.

2:30pm: The Coronation on 10 and 10 Peach
5:00pm: 10 News First bulletin on 10 (switch over to 10 Peach to continue to watch The Coronation)
6:00pm: The Coronation continues on 10.

The Coronation coverage will be simulcast live on 10 Play.


The coronation of King Charles will be shown across ABC TV, ABC News Channel, ABC iview and ABC Australia.

The Drum’s Julia Baird and ABC News presenter Jeremy Fernandez will host the special coronation coverage from 5.00pm (AEST) before crossing live to London for the BBC’s coverage at 7.30pm.

Leading into the Coronation, a two-hour special from 5.00pm will look at the type of monarch King Charles might be and how relevant the monarchy is to the lives of Australians and within the broader Commonwealth in 2023.

Guests will include Stan Grant; co-chair of the republican movement Craig Foster; monarchist and Liberal MP Julian Leeser; writer Kathy Lette; lawyer, writer and Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman Teela Reid; 2023 Australian Local Hero of the Year Amar Singh; Youth Advocate Angelica Ojinnaka; Constitutional Law Professor Anne Twomey; and Juliet Rieden from The Australian Women’s Weekly.

Saturday 6 May (all in AEST):

5.00pm – 6.00pm. Panel discussion and preview
6.00pm – 7.00pm. Panel discussion continues plus arrivals at Westminster Abbey
7.00pm – 7.30pm. ABC TV: local News bulletins (6.30pm in SA + NT, 5.00pm in WA)
7.00pm – 7.30pm. ABC News Channel and ABC Australia: live coronation coverage continues.
7.30pm – 8.00pm. Julia Baird and Jeremey Fernandez introduce the BBC’s live coverage with The King’s Procession
8.00pm – 10.00pm. The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort
10.00pm – 10.45pm. Procession from Westminster to Buckingham Palace
10.45pm – 11.30pm. Celebrations and the Royal Family on the Balcony at Buckingham Palace

ABC Radio (local digital on DAB+; TV channel 25, ABC listen app), ABC News Radio and Radio Australia.

7.35pm – 10.00pm. Live coverage from the BBC, London. Nightlife will cross to BBC News’ Rich Preston outside Buckingham Palace after 10.00pm

Sky News

As the world gears up for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday 6 May, Sky News Australia will bring viewers every update with an expert team on the ground to deliver Australia’s best royal coverage and analysis of The Coronation, live from London.

On Saturday 6 May, join Peter Stefanovic from 4:00pm AEST for The Coronation special coverage, live from Westminster Abbey as distinguished guests, international royal families and the British Royals start arriving for the ceremony.

From 5:00pm AEST Sky will cross to its Sky News UK colleagues Kay Burley and Anna Botting who will host coverage of the historic event alongside Sky News UK royal events commentator Alastair Bruce, whose knowledge of the event will guide viewers through the historic ceremonial proceedings.

The Coronation ceremony will air live from 8:00pm AEST.

On Sunday May 7, Sky News will have an encore of The Coronation ceremony at midday and will produce a special edition of The Royal Report that focuses on a wrap up of the weekend’s event, hosted by Caroline Di Russo.

Sky News Australia’s Coronation coverage will be available to stream on and to listen to on Sky News Radio, available on iHeartRadio.

Saturday 6 May

2:00pm AEST Born To Be King encore
4:00pm AEST The Coronation with Peter Stefanovic live from Westminster Abbey
5:00pm AEST The Coronation with Kay Burley, Anna Botting and Alastair Bruce
8:00pm AEST The Coronation ceremony live

Sunday 7 May

12:00pm AEST The Coronation ceremony encore
10:00pm AEST The Royal Report with Caroline Di Russo

Monday 8 May

5:30am AEST First Edition, with Peter Stefanovic crossing in live from Windsor Castle

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