IT is just a matter of weeks before the coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.
As the nation is busy preparing for the special event, Channel 4 is set to mark the occasion in a VERY different way.
Channel 4 has revealed a switch up and plans to mark King Charles’ coronation with “alternative” coverage.
Frankie Boyle’s Farewell to the Monarchy airs in the build-up to the big day and will provide a different perspective of the history of the royal family and its modern-day goings-on.
The comedian asks whether the royal family has a place in today’s world.
Or, in the words he used: “Increasingly, the British monarchy appear like animals in a zoo that’s fallen on hard times – fidgety, balding, pacing up and down their marble cage, pausing only to chew their own tail off or commit a sex crime out of boredom.”
A coronation special of The Windsors will see Harry Enfield reprise his role as the soon-to-be King Charles.
Although the new King wants his coronation to be a spectacular affair, the UK is in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis and Wills (Hugh Skinner) thinks the event should reflect these more straitened times.
Is Charles willing to kick start his reign with a cut-price coronation?
Channel 4/A&E will also bring viewers a new two-part series, Andrew – The Problem Prince (w/t).
Journalist Emily Maitlis speaks in detail about the interview that shook the monarchy and the world in November 2019.
The new documentary series will see rare archive footage, interviews with BBC producer Sam McAlister and exclusive access to palace insiders, all in an attempt to unravel the scandal of the disgraced royal.
There will also be another chance to watch Prince Andrew: The Musical.
Channel 4 is set to also have an alternative schedule (to be confirmed) on the exact day of the coronation itself, Saturday, May 6.
Channel 4 Chief Content Officer, Ian Katz, commented: “Channel 4 exists to provide viewers with an alternative, so as the nation is engulfed by pomp, circumstance and forelock-tugging.
“We’ll be offering a rather less reverential slate of programmes including Frankie Boyle’s case against the monarchy and the Windsors’ scabrous satirical take on the Coronation.”