How to watch King Charles's coronation in the UK, US and around the world

We've got all the details on how to watch King Charles's coronation in the UK and US, whether you want to watch it online or on live TV

How to watch King Charles's coronation
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Find out how to watch King Charles's coronation from the US or the UK, so you don't miss this historic moment which is set to take place in just a few months.

The coronation of King Charles III will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023. It will then be followed by a number of other scheduled celebrations across London and the UK that celebrate the monarch on Sunday, May 7, and the bank holiday Monday on May 8.

As the coronation is still a few months away, the timings have still not yet been confirmed. It is thought that the event may take place in the late morning, Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 coronation began at 11.15am and lasted for around three hours. This could be an indicator of the timings for the King's coronation.

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How to watch King Charles's coronation in the UK

The BBC is offering a one-off dispensation for venues and community settings that do not usually require a TV Licence to broadcast the weekend’s ceremonies. The BBC offered similar dispensations for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May 2018 and Prince Philip's funeral in April 2021.

According to the BBC, this means, "those celebrating with events arranged in community settings and streets across Britain, where TV is not usually watched, to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to purchase a licence. This includes, for example, community venues such as churches, town halls, community centres, libraries and streets across Britain as well as commercial premises acting as community venues such as concert halls, performing arts venues, cinemas and shops. It also applies to any outdoor venues which have the facilities to screen."

It is thought that the BBC, along with other broadcasters such as ITV and Sky News will also cover the day's events, and will provide commentary from experts and royal commentators who have not yet been announced.

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How to watch King Charles's coronation in the US

Like the Queen's funeral back in September 2022, there will be a number of ways that people in the US will be able to watch the King's coronation live.

Sky News provided a live YouTube stream for those in North America who wanted to watch the events of the day as they happened. If the coronation follows suit and begins around 11.15 am, those in the US will need to have an early start. 

To catch the beginning of the ceremony which may take place at 11.15 BST (British Summer Time) those on the East Coast will need to watch the stream at 05.15 (ET). Those using Pacific Time will need to start watching at 02:00 am (PT).

If you have cable, there will be other streaming platforms that will provide this service, but this has not yet been confirmed. For Her Majesty's funeral, the service was shown on NBC News Now, CNN, ABC, Fox News, and other outlets. These key broadcasters could be selected once again to show the King's coronation in May.

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