Sky News announces plans for Coronation coverage

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Sky News announces plans for Coronation coverage
Posted by TV Newsroom on Friday 14 April 2023

Sky News has announced its plans for coverage of the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort on Saturday 6th May.

Kay Burley and Anna Botting will lead coverage throughout the day following the procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey ahead of the service.

Kay will be outside Westminster Abbey from 6.00am speaking to some of the dignitaries and celebrities who will be going to the Coronation. She will be joined by renowned educationalist and historian Sir Anthony Seldon for the Breakfast Show.

Anna will be live from Buckingham Palace at 9.00am with Patrick Harrison, former press secretary of 11 years to King Charles III and Sky News royal event commentator Alastair Bruce who will go on to commentate on the ceremonial service from 11am.

Cameras will then follow the procession back to Buckingham Palace where Dame Joanna Lumley will join the team for the famous balcony shots and flypast.

Sky News royal correspondent Laura Bundock will bring insight and analysis, while Sarah-Jane Mee and Kamali Melbourne will be amongst the action reporting live from the crowds on The Mall and other key locations around London.

From 5.00pm, Mark Austin will reflect on the key moments of a historic day at Buckingham Palace with Kristina Kyriacou, recent press secretary to King Charles III and Lord Simon Woolley, who has worked closely with the King.

At 8.00pm, Gillian Joseph will present highlights of the Coronation and how it was marked around the UK before Jonathan Samuels narrates a special highlights hour at 9.00pm. Gillian returns for the News at Ten and the paper reviews.

Sky News’ Coronation coverage will be available to watch for free on Sky News TV (Freeview 233, Sky channel 501, Virgin 603, BT 313, Saorview 23) and on Sky Showcase (7am-3pm).

Ultra HD coverage will be between 9.00am-5.00pm with a UHD 4k HDR compatible TV.

Ad breaks will be removed between 9.00am-3.00pm on Sky News to ensure uninterrupted coverage of the main Coronation programme on Saturday 6th May.

The events will also be streamed live on Sky News’ YouTube channel:

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