How to watch King Charles’ Coronation live

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Heir to the throne Charles III and his consort Camilla will be crowned the new king and queen at an elaborate ceremony at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

The 72-year-old is the oldest British monarch to ascend the throne, with thousands expected to take to the streets of Central London for the historic event.

Following months of preparation, the Coronation is expected to be replete with royal pageantry as the Commonwealth celebrates the ascension of its new monarch.

Millions of people are also expected to watch the event as it unfolds live online and on TV, including in Australia.

Here are the ways you can watch the Coronation.


Most major free-to-air broadcasters will air all or parts of the Coronation event on Saturday.

The ABC will begin its coverage from 5pm for those in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania before the King’s processions at 7.30pm.

Coverage will begin for West Australian residents earlier at 3pm, with the Northern Territory starting coverage at 4.30pm.

Channel 9 and its affiliates 9 Gem and 9 Now will begin live coverage at the same times.

The event will be hosted by veteran journalist Peter Overton and Ally Langdon.

Channel 10 and Channel 7 meanwhile begin their programs between 6-7pm AEST.

Photos of a night-time rehearsal in central London for the Coronation of King Charles III. Picture: James Manning.Photos of a night-time rehearsal in central London for the Coronation of King Charles III. Picture: James Manning.

From Wednesday, Seven’s Sunrise program will show updates from London hosted by David Koch, Victoria Arbiter and Rob Johnson.

Coverage will continue on Seven into next week, with a special live screening on Monday at 5.30am of the Coronation Concert.

An encore showing of the event will be aired at 7.30pm.

Of the paid networks, Sky News will broadcast the Coronation from 3pm for residents in Australia’s east.

For all major networks, the Coronation service itself is expected to begin at 10pm.

Half an hour later, a showing at Buckingham Palace balcony is also scheduled before festivities wrap up around 11.30pm.


TV broadcasters ABC and SkyNews will livestream coverage of the Coronation on their respective streaming platforms.

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ABC iview and the SkyNews website and app will allow viewers to tune in online at the same time as the TV channels’ broadcast schedules.

Alternatively, streaming service Britbox will also broadcast the event live.

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