King Charles’ coronation: Who’s invited and what to expect


The coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday, May 6 and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Westminster Abbey in London, the United Kingdom.

Hundreds of thousands will head to central London to watch the event in person, while millions are expected to watch online and on television.

Greece’s President, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, will travel to London on Friday to attend the coronation.

Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese is also attending alongside national leaders from 15 Commonwealth countries, such as New Zealand and Canada.

Graphic of King Charles crowning/The Guardian.

A rundown of events:

The King’s coronation will take place over the course of three days and includes processions, a concert and nationwide lunches. Here is a rundown of events:

  • Saturday, May 6 at 12pm: The King is crowned. The Archbishop of Canterbury places the St Edward’s crown on his head. Trumpets will sound and gun salutes will be fired across the UK.
  • Approximately 2.15pm: The King, Queen and royal family members appear on the palace balcony to watch the flypast.
  • Sunday, May 7 at 7pm: There will be a concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle hosted by the Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville and featuring Take That, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
  • Monday, May 8: A UK bank holiday, royals will encourage people to volunteer as part of a Big Help Out in tribute to the king’s “lifetime of public service.”

To watch the British monarch Charlies III become King, there will be live coverage and commentary on ABC News. Commentary will begin at 5pm AEST with the official ceremony starting at 8pm AEST.

Source: The Guardian




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