King Charles III officially gave up his principality on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and the new position of British king will be formalized on May 6 at a coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Charles’ mother’s coronation was the first coronation be broadcast on television. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at the age of 27. King Charles III is crowned to the throne at the age of 74.
Masses of onlookers will be in London to catch a glimpse of the royal procession and religious event. Anti-monarchy protesters are expected at the event as well as supporters of the new king. Prince Harry, Jill Biden and Rishi Sunak are all on the guest list for the coronation ceremony.
If you’re in the US and want to watch all the royal pageantry live, there’s no need to catch a last-second flight across the pond. Here’s how you can watch the coronation of King Charles III live at home with a hot tea in hand.
When does the coronation start?
The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla begins Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 6 a.m. EST. Want to watch all the coverage live? Better brew your morning tea, as most news broadcasts on the coronation of King Charles III will start an hour earlier.
How can I watch it?
If you already pay a cable subscription or own a digital television antenna, the coronation of King Charles III can be watched live on several channels in the United States, including ABC, CBS and NBC. In addition to his television show, the BBC is expected to broadcast extensive coverage of the coronation on its website.
Anyone without access to cable TV can stream the coronation for free on YouTube. PBS Newshour and the Associated Press are two of the news outlets offering live YouTube broadcasts of the coronation of King Charles III. Feel free to watch the coronation in the embedded video player below.