A monumental occasion, King Charles III will be officially coronated on Saturday, May 6th 2023, alongside his wife, Camilla, Queen Consort. While 2000 lucky individuals will watch live from Westminster Abbey, thousands of others will be lining the streets of London hoping for a peak of the royal processions. For those of us wanting to watch from afar, thankfully there are a plethora of options- many of which we have included for you to choose from below! Get out the tea, put up the British bunting and start your countdown for the big day!
Timings and schedule:
The first procession will begin at 10.20am BST / 5:20am EST.
The Coronation service at Westminster Abbey will begin at 11am and finish at 1pm BST (6am EST-8am EST.
Their Majesties will then return back to Buckingham Palace as part of a celebratory ceremonial procession, known as ‘The Coronation Procession’. The Coronation Procession will last for 30 minutes.
United States of America:
If you are in the USA, you can watch it on many local channels as well as some paid channels. Beginning at 5am EST on Saturday, US cable viewers will be able to tune into NBC, ABC, CNN, and Fox News broadcasts to watch the historic event and first Royal Coronation in 70 years. If you don’t pay for cable however, you will be able to live stream the coronation live on DIRECTV, Hulu + Live TV.
Lastly, you can also watch it live on Youtube on the Associated Press Youtube channel amongst many other major network YouTube channels.
If you are in the UK and aren’t braving the lines in London to watch in-person, then there will be plenty of networks offering a broadcast of the coronation. Among the broadcasters showing the 2023 Royal Coronation will be BBC One, BBC Two and BBC iPlayer (7:30am BST onward), and Sky News. You’ll also be able to watch it in Ultra HD for free on Sky News on Sky channel 501.
North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa:
In nine other countries, BritBox will be available to watch live. BritBox is an online digital video subscription service (notably advertised with a free 7 day trial period in some countries), founded by BBC Studios and ITV, operating in nine countries across North America, Europe, Australia and South Africa.
Also check out YouTube for local livestreams.