What time is the King’s Speech? How to watch King Charles’ first Christmas Broadcast
King Charles III will be making his first-ever televised Christmas Day Speech in 2022 – here’s everything you need to know
King Charles will make his first-ever Christmas Day Speech on Sunday, December 25. The Christmas Broadcast is an intrinsic part of Christmas Day festivities having taken place since 1932 when the first one was delivered by the late Queen’s grandfather George V.
And while the 2022 address will be King Charles’ first festive broadcast, it will also be the first time a male Monarch has delivered a televised Christmas speech. The last time a King delivered a speech on Christmas Day was over the radio in 1951.
This is because the first televised message wasn’t broadcast live until 1957. It allowed viewers to see The Queen in her own residences, decorated for Christmas like many homes across the world for the first time.
While the exact details of the King’s speech have been kept under wraps, it is expected he will honour his mother and her incredible 70-year reign in his broadcast after Her Majesty passed away on September 8, 2022.
What time is the King’s Speech?
King Charles III will make his first Christmas Day speech as Monarch in 2022 and, as is tradition, the broadcast will air at 3pm on Christmas Day.
The speech will last for 10 minutes, ending at 3:10pm. It is not a live broadcast, having been recorded earlier this month.
The King’s Speech will be available to watch at 3pm on BBC One, BBC Two, ITV One and Sky One on Christmas Day. The speech will be available to watch on iPlayer and ITVX after it is first broadcast.
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