THE coronation’s viewing figures have been revealed – showing the event was less-watched than England’s match against Italy in the Euros final in 2021.

A peak audience of 20 million tuned in to watch King Charles be crowned at a lavish ceremony in Westminster Abbey on a rainy Saturday, reports the Radio Times.

It means the event doesn’t crack the top 10 list of Britain’s most-watched TV events.

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Some 26m people watched the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, while the coronation’s audience was dwarfed by the King’s marriage to his first wife Princess Diana, which drew an audience of 28.4m back in 1981.

And Diana’s funeral in 1997 was the second-most watched TV event in the UK ever with 32.1m viewers – just shy of the audience for England’s 1966 World Cup victory against West Germany which was watched by 32.3m people.

The Radio Times reported that the BBC reached a peak audience of 15.5m viewers while 3.6m watched on ITV with around 800,000 tuned in on Sky News.

The figures do not include viewers who watched on YouTube or other livestreams.