Kirsty Young and Huw Edwards have been named among the BBC‘s presenting team for next month’s coronation celebrations.
The corporation did not name veteran presenter David Dimbleby, who last year came out of retirement to cover the Elizabeth II’s funeral procession, as among those contributing to its live coverage of the “full glory” of the King and Queen Consort’s coronation in May.
Former Question Time host Dimbleby, 84, has played a central role in the BBC‘s political and royal coverage for several decades, including commenting on last year’s Platinum Jubilee service at St Paul’s Cathedral.
On Tuesday, the corporation detailed who will present The Coronation programme, on Saturday May 6, which will cover the lead up to the Westminster Abbey service, the ceremony, the return procession to Buckingham Palace and the King’s balcony appearance.
Young, 54, will be in a studio at Buckingham Palace on the day and will also anchor the next day’s special live broadcast of the coronation concert in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The former Desert Island Discs and Crimewatch presenter said: “I’m very happy indeed to be part of the BBC‘s coronation coverage, as our cameras capture history in the making.
“Ceremony, spectacle and a right royal celebration – it’s got all the ingredients of a weekend worth watching.”