King Charles III Coronation Betting Specials: Best Bets For The Royal Event
The Queen is dead, long live the King, or something like that if were in medieval times, however, since we're in the digital age, let's shift our focus to the various betting specials for the upcoming Royal event and see what is available from online betting sites.
The Kings Coronation is set to take place on Saturday 6th May, complete with the customary pomp and ceremony expected of a Royal Event.
However, if you're wondering about the betting options available, fret not, for we have you covered with some of the most popular markets currently on offer.
First up, Betway has odds on which celebrities will feature most prominently on BBC commentary from 11am until 2pm.
The favourites to top the list are the hosts of Britain's Got Talent: the delightful Geordie duo Ant and Dec, priced at 6/4.
|Ant & Dec||6/4|
|David & Victoria Beckham||7/4|
In addition to the excitement of spotting celebrities, another market that emerges on the big day is the anticipated viewership of the event on live TV in the UK.
In 1953, around 20 million people watched the Queen's coronation, but this number may appear relatively low due to the nascent stage of television coverage at that time, and not everyone had access to a television set.
Although one might expect an increase in viewership with the growth of television penetration in the country, the Royal Family's popularity has declined in recent years, and the estimate for the number of people expected to watch Charles is around 18-20 million. Betway is once again offering odds on this matter.
|UK Viewing FIGUres||Odds|
|Under 15 million||10/1|
|27 Million or more||20/1|
Taking the above into consideration, the middle-of-the-road odds of 7/4 for 21-23 million viewers to watch the event could be the right number to aim for.
King's Coronation Order of events
- 6 am: Viewing areas along the procession route will start opening.
- 7:15 am: Guests heading to Westminster Abbey will reach security checkpoints in Victoria Tower Gardens.
- 9am: Seating of the congregation inside the Abbey will begin.
- Between 9:30 am and 9:45 am: The Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry will assemble at Buckingham Palace to lead the procession.
- 10:20 am: The procession, including King and Queen, will depart from the Palace and arrive at the Abbey at 10:53 am.
- 10:45 am: All high-ranking official guests, such as heads of state, overseas government representatives, Government ministers, First Ministers, former PMs, foreign royals, and members of the Royal Family will arrive.
- 11 am: Coronation services start and King Charles will be crowned by 12pm.
- 1 pm: Trumpets will sound and gun salutes will be fired across the UK. The newly-crowned King and Queen will begin the procession march back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach.
- 2:15 pm (approx): The King, Queen, and members of the Royal Family will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the flypast.
We have one more item for you, the now infamous Coronation Quiche has had pundits on television talking about it's exciting flavours for weeks, but how popular will it be?
Betway are offering odds of 10/1 for it to be the most popular item in British supermarkets during May!