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Jacob Rawley

When is the King's Christmas Speech and how to watch it - everything you need to know

It's Christmas Day, which means that King Charles III will be making his first ever Christmas Speech later this afternoon.

The festive tradition from the UK's monarch dates back to 1932, when King George V broadcasted a Christmas message live from Sandringham Estate, in Norfolk, England.

From 1957, the speech was televised and featured the late Queen Elizabeth II, who held the throne for 70 years.

Following the passing of his mother, King Charles III will now be addressing the nation on Christmas Day. The last time a King delivered a speech on Christmas was over the radio in 1951.

Here is everything that you need to know about the King's speech, including when it will take place as well as where you can watch it.

When is the King's Speech

King Charles III is seen during the recording of his first Christmas broadcast (Victoria Jones-Pool/Getty Images)

The King's Speech will take place at 3PM on Sunday, December 25 - Christmas day.

The speech has been pre-recorded, so it is unlikely that there will be any delays to the broadcast. It will last for 10 minutes, ending at 3.10PM.

King Charles is expected to honour his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in his speech this year.

How to watch the King's speech

The King's Speech, which has been recorded in the Quire of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, is going to be broadcast across major UK TV channels including:

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • ITV One
  • Sky One

All broadcasts will take place at 3PM today. However, if you miss the speech it will be available on streaming services such as BBC iPlayer and ITVX.

The BBC has also uploaded the Queen's Christmas Speeches to YouTube in previous years.

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