I'll admit I haven't actually been paying attention to what's been going on regarding the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla.

I actually thought the coronation was taking place in August, but no, I was wrong. It's actually this weekend. If you're a fan of the British Royal Family here's how can experience it. One warning though, you better get a nap in this afternoon, or at least have a couple of energy drinks at the ready.

KMOS-TV from the University of Central Missouri is devoting a significant amount of time to the coronation of King Charles III starting at 1:30 AM CDT Saturday, May 6.

KMOS is offering viewers live uninterrupted coverage of the coronation from the BBC beginning at 1:30 AM on KMOS 6.1 and available online on the KMOS website and the PBS app. Coverage will run from 1:30 AM - 9:00 AM CDT and will include the crowning of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla at Westminster Abbey.

It's only the second time in British history that the coronation has been televised.

KMOS Television is also offering some other coronation-related programming throughout the weekend:

  • "The Coronation: A Day to Remember", The BBC's primetime special recapping key moments from throughout the day. Saturday evening May 6, 5:30 PM -7:00 PM CDT.
  • "a Monarch", A documentary exploring the 74 years that Charles has been a king in the making. It shows his life as captured on film, through home movies, and television cameras. KMOS says, "Featuring an array of exceptional and often surprising audio and visual archive material, the documentary offers a unique and insightful look back at the man who was Prince of Wales for as long as most people can remember." Saturday evening May 6, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT.
  • "Sing For The King", is a documentary on the formation of the national choir that will perform on the grounds of Windsor Castle the day following the coronation. The documentary highlights the highs and lows of the choir as they get ready for the performance of their life. Sunday afternoon May 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT.
  • "The Coronation Concert", a live broadcast of the concert from Windsor Castle. The concert promises to showcase the country's diverse cultural heritage in music, theatre, and dance, bringing music icons and contemporary stars together for this historic occasion. Sunday afternoon May 7, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT.

KMOS television says, "Additional coverage of the first coronation service in 70 years will provide viewers with a front-row seat on the ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey and the returning Coronation Procession from the Abbey, expected to be some of the largest parades in living history."

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