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Sunrise hosts Kochie and Nat offer glimpse behind the scenes of Queen funeral coverage


After spending 12 days in London covering the Queen’s death and funeral, the Sunrise hosts have shared behind-the-scenes footage revealing it was “not as glamorous as you may think”.

David “Kochie” Koch and Natalie “Nat” Barr took viewers into the “media city” that had been set up after Queen Elizabeth II died, aged 96, on September 8.

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The crazy broadcasting schedule of the royal mourning period took its toll on the presenters, with Kochie revealing the stools they sat on had “stuffed Nat’s back and neck”.

Nat shared a video providing a tour of their tent and set up, showing their “key to entry” on her wrist.

“You go nowhere without these two little wristbands,” she said.

Natalie Barr gets ready in London. Credit: Instagram

“This is backstage,” she continued, showing the sea of tents from behind before arriving “home” at the Sunrise tent.

Inside, Kochie was seen getting his makeup done as crew members set up for the next live cross.

Nat revealed the chairs they sat on were from “a camping store in central London” and were “really uncomfortable”.

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‘Sleep when you can’

Meanwhile, Kochie shared a series of photos of the team throughout their “extraordinary 12 days of filming”, calling it a “highlight of my career”.

“But life on the road is NOT as glamorous as you may think,” he said.

Kochie various photos included a camera operator asleep on a series of lined-up eskies while another slept on the ground with a jumper covering his eyes.

Natalie Barr and royal editor Rob Jobson. Credit: Sunrise

“Sleep when you can,” Kochie captioned the photo.

Nat was seen in front of Buckingham Palace performing a back and neck stretch with her head tilted up to the sky.

“The best co-host – smart, witty, normal,” Kochie said of Nat.

Behind the scenes of Sunrise in London. Credit: Instagram

“Sitting on stools for so long stuffed Nat’s back and neck, and this was an exercise from the osteo.”

The host went on to credit Sunrise royal editor Rob Jobson who was asleep on a chair in the media tent.

“Rob Jobson’s schedule was unbelievable … an absolute professional,” he said, explaining Jobson had juggled his Sunrise duties with US commentating and writing UK newspaper front pages.

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