King Charles Speech: When is the New King’s Speech to the Nation?

King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II

After the death of his mother, Charles will make his first televised speech as monarch tonight (Picture: PA)

After The death of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday afternoon at the age of 96 in Balmoral, has begun the reign of King Charles III.

The first full day of his reign has begun, with the new monarch returning from Balmoral with wife, Camilla, the new Queen Consort, to London to meet the Prime Minister and prepare to address the nation on Friday evening.

In a statement — his first as king — Charles acknowledged “the greatest sorrow” was the loss of his mother, the Queen.

His statement also read: “We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and much-beloved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt by the entire country, the rich and the Commonwealth, and countless people around the world.”

“During this period of grief and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”

What time is his first television speech as king and on which channels is it broadcast?


Expected timeline of key events in the coming days

  • Saturday: Charles officially proclaimed king
  • Sunday: Queen’s coffin moved Holyroodhouse
  • Monday: Queen lies in state in Edinburgh
  • Tuesday: Queen’s coffin moved to London
  • Wednesday: Official procession of the coffin
  • Until Saturday: Queen is lying in state
  • Sunday: Funeral Preparations
  • Monday: State funeral takes place


Queen Elizabeth II dead: what happens next?

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after 70 years on the throne, with her death announced by Buckingham Palace on September 8, 2022.

She died at the age of 96 at her home in Balmoral, with her son, now King Charles, and daughter Princess Anne by her side.

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What time is King Charles’ speech today?

On Thursday, King Charles’ official spokesman confirmed that he will deliver his first speech as monarch on Friday, September 9.

The speech will be broadcast in a pre-recorded televised speech at approximately 6 p.m. tonight.

Charles became king the moment his mother died, without requiring a formal appointment – although a ceremony will take place on Saturday as he is formally proclaimed king by the Accession Council.

His coronation may take a while, however, as could that of the Queen before him – Her Majesty waited a year after King George VI’s death to be crowned.

King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla

The UK has a new King and Queen Consort (Picture: Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock)

How to watch King Charles’ speech

Both BBC and ITV have released their Friday schedules around the time it airs, so you can probably follow the speech on both channels or via their streaming services such as iPlayer.

Other broadcasters, such as Sky News, are likely to broadcast the address as well.

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