How to watch King Charles III's coronation without going to Westminster Abbey

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King Charles III will be crowned May 6 for his coronation alongside his wife, Queen Consort Camilla. The event will cement his place as the British head of state.

Monarchy supporters and foes will be trying to tune in for the monumental occasion across the globe, and for many (unless you're above the age of 70), it will be the first time seeing Britain crown a new monarch.

Audiences can queue along designated viewing areas in London between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey to watch the coronation, or people can watch it all go down from home. 

Here's how you can watch the coronation in the U.S.

King Charles III's coronation takes place in London on May 6.

What time does the coronation start?

Set your alarm! If you want to watch the ceremony live, you'll need to get up early. The official service will begin at Westminster Abbey at 6 a.m. EST, which is 11 a.m. British Standard Time. The service is expected to last around two hours.

Where to watch the coronation

Major cable networks and media sites will be covering the coronation. You can follow along live with USA TODAY.


  • CBS/Paramount+: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. EDT. Michelle Miller, Dana Jacobson and Jeff Glor will report live from London for the network's event special. CBS News foreign correspondents Holly Williams and Mark Phillips and royal family experts will also join the coverage. 
  • NBC: Starts at 5 a.m. EDT. Savannah Guthrie will anchor special coverage of the coronation live from Buckingham Palace. NBC News correspondents from across the UK and other royal contributors will join Guthrie.
  • MSNBC: Starts at 5 a.m. EDT. Alex Witt will anchor special coverage of King Charles' coronation, along with Suzannah Lipscomb, Jon Meacham, Tim Ewart and Katty Kay. NBC's Molly Hunter, Meagan Fitzgerald, Kelly Cobiella and Keir Simmons will report from London.
  • ABC/"Good Morning America": Starts at 5 a.m. EDT. Michael Strahan is taking the lead with Deborah Roberts, Lara Spencer, Ian Pannell, James Longman, Maggie Rulli, Britt Clennett, Lama Hasan and more contributors.
  • Fox News: Starts at 5 a.m. EDT. Martha MacCallum with helm coverage with Ainsley Earhardt and Piers Morgan live from Buckingham Palace. Meanwhile, Greg Palkot, Alex Hogan, Benjamin Hill and Brit Hume will be stationed at Westminster Abbey. Several royal experts will join the crews during their coverage.
  • CNN: 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. Anderson Cooper will lead live coverage outside of Buckingham Palace with Christiane Amanpour and Max Foster. Several other CNN reporters will be positioned along the coronation procession route and royal historians will appear as guests.
  • BBC America: Starts at 2:30 a.m. EDT. Kirsty Young will be live from Buckingham Palace as JJ Chalmers, Huw Edwards, Clare Balding and Anita Rani are stationed in spots from the palace to Westminster Abbey. PBS stations will also air BBC's feed.


  • The New York Times
  • ABC News Live
  • "Today" show on NBC
  • NBC News
  • CNN
  • Paramount+
  • DirecTV
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • Sling TV
  • Fubo TV
  • Sky News YouTube channel
  • BBC
  • Britbox by BBC and iTV
Queen Consort Camilla will also be crowned during the May 6 coronation.

What will happen during coronation?

Charles' coronation will take place on May 6. The official service will begin at Westminster Abbey at 6 a.m. EST (11 a.m. British Standard Time). The May 6 event will mark the first time in 70 years that Britain has crowned a new monarch. The last coronation took place for the late Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953.

The coronation will be a solemn religious ceremony, known as Operation Golden Orb, presided over by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Westminster Abbey. 

Katy Perry will perform at King Charles III's coronation concert on May 7.

When is the coronation concert?

On May 7, there will be a special coronation concert at Windsor Castle open to a ticketed audience. BBC announced the long-awaited list of performers on April 14, which includes "American Idol" judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry as well as local British stars Take That, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Bryn Terfel, Freya Ridings and Alexis Ffrench.

Where can you watch the concert?

The coronation concert will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds from 3 to 5 p.m. EST. BBC One is accessible through some cable providers.

It is unclear if any U.S. based outlets will have footage of the concert.

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