Attn Royalists! Here’s How to Watch King Charles’ Coronation in Australia

King Charles III's coronation

Royalists! Get ready to witness history in the making, because King Charles III’s coronation just around the corner. The highly anticipated event is set to take place on May 6, marking the first of its kind in 70 years. And you know what that means — it’s time to dust off your fanciest royal garb and settle in for a day full of regal pomp and circumstance.

From how to tune in, to who’s attending, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know ahead of the big day.

How to Watch the Coronation in Australia

While we’re still waiting on official word on which Australian channel will be airing the ceremony. Usually, all the free-to-air Australian channels provide coverage for royal events, so you can expect offerings from ABC, Nine, Seven and 10.

What Time Does the Coronation Begin?

For those of us tuning in from Down Under, the ceremony will kick off at 8pm AEST on Saturday, May 6 (that’s 11am in the UK).

What Exactly Is the Coronation?

If you’re unfamiliar with the significance of a coronation ceremony, allow us to explain.

This time-honoured tradition involves the sovereign being crowned, marking the official start of their reign and royal duties.

King Charles III’s coronation will feature a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, followed by a ceremony that combines traditional elements with contemporary twists to reflect the monarch’s role in modern society.

Who Will Attend the Coronation?

Prince William and Kate Middleton will be in attendance, along with their adorable children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Prince Harry has also confirmed his attendance, while wife Meghan Markle and their two little ones will be staying in Los Angeles.

Additionally, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be bringing a group of “outstanding” Australian citizens to the ceremony.

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