Watch live on Saturday 6 May on DStv and GOtv
His Majesty King Charles III will be crowned alongside The Queen Consort in a historic Coronation at Westminster Abbey, the first to take place in nearly 70 years. They will arrive at the Abbey in procession from Buckingham Palace known as ‘The King’s Procession.’ After the Service, the newly crowned King and Queen Consort will return to Buckingham Palace in a larger ceremonial procession, known as ‘The Coronation Procession,’ in which they will be joined by other Members of the Royal Family. Watch one of the most significant Royal events in decades, live on BBC News on Saturday 6 May.
A live broadcast will cover all the ceremonial events as they unfold throughout the day on DStv channel 400. BBC News will give audiences a front row seat on the ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey. Bespoke commentary, starting with the atmosphere on the streets of London as the street-liners take position, will set the scene for the departure of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort from Buckingham Palace.
In Westminster Abbey, thousands of guests from the UK and around the world will gather, including politicians past and present, faith leaders, The King and Queen Consort’s patronages and members of the Royal Family. With the arrival of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort, the BBC will capture the unique Coronation Service in all its majesty. The architectural splendour of The Abbey will be a breath-taking backdrop to the words and music of the Order of the Service.
The day will continue with the return procession to Buckingham Palace. As the Royal Family are received at The Mall, the BBC will capture the moment that the nation welcomes its newly crowned monarchs before the events culminate in the balcony appearance.
Presenter 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.