Coronation Livestream: How to Watch King Charles & Queen Camilla’s Coronation Online
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King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s reign is about to be official: This Saturday, the monarchs’ coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey in London.
This will be the first British coronation since Queen Elizabeth II’s in 1953, and follows a stream of recent royal news including the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September to the release of Prince Harry’s smash-hit memoir, Spare, in January.
The coronation — and the accompanying Coronation Concert on Sunday — are expected to draw thousands of attendees and huge viewership through TV coverage and online livestreams. If you’re looking to join in and witness the historic event, read on. Below is a full guide on how to watch King Charles’ coronation online from the U.S.
How to Watch King Charles’ Coronation in the U.S.
In the U.S., King Charles’ coronation will be broadcast on several channels including ABC News, CBS, CNN, Fox News, BBC News Channel, and NBC, so tune in to any of those channels if you’re watching with cable or satellite.
How to Watch King Charles’ Coronation Without Cable
How to Watch King Charles’ Coronation Online Free Without Cable
If you don’t have cable, there are still plenty of easy ways to watch the coronation online for free — including options for livestreams of both British and U.S. coverage of the event. Here are some of the best ways to watch the coronation online:
1. Stream the Coronation for Free on fuboTV
The best way to watch the coronation online is through fuboTV. This option gets you access to several channels showing the ceremony, so you can watch with your favorite news anchor. You can choose between a “Good Morning America” stream hosted by Michael Strahan, NBC’s coverage with Savannah Guthrie, a FOX News stream with Martha MacCallum, or CBS’s coverage with Michelle Miller, Dana Jacobson, and Jeff Glor.
Best of all, fuboTV starts with a seven-day free trial, so you can watch any of the coronation livestreams for free. After the free trial, fuboTV starts at $74.99 a month.
2. Stream the Coronation for Free on BBC.com
BBC is bringing U.S. viewers a livestream of the coronation on their website at BBC.com. No subscription or payment is needed.
Coronation Livestream on BBC.com
3. Stream the Coronation for Free on Paramount+
Another way to watch the coronation in the U.S. is to get a free trial to Paramount+, which will be showing CBS’s coverage of the event with Michelle Miller, Dana Jacobson, and Jeff Glor. The Paramount+ free trial lasts seven days, and then you’ll need to pay $4.99 a month after that if you want to keep the service.
When is King Charles’ Coronation? Date, Schedule
King Charles’ coronation officially starts at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET) on Saturday, May 6, and will last around two hours. Livestreams and broadcasts are all scheduled to begin around 5 a.m. ET.
The Coronation Concert will take place on Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m. BST (3 p.m. ET).
How to Watch the Coronation Concert Online
Unlike King Charles’ coronation, the Coronation Concert on Sunday is only available online through BBC iPlayer. That platform isn’t normally accessible in the U.S., but you can get around the geo block by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN. After you’ve signed up for ExpressVPN, set your location to the U.K., navigate to BBC iPlayer (which is free), and enjoy a free livestream of the Coronation Concert online from the U.S.
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King Charles’ Coronation Performers, Attendees
As expected, King Charles’ coronation will draw high-profile attendees including other members of the royal family and prominent politicians from around the world. Confirmed coronation attendees include First Lady Jill Biden (though Joe Biden will not attend), Prince Harry (but not Meghan Markle), and Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton.
At the Coronation Concert the following day, Katy Perry, Andrea Bocelli, and Lionel Richie are all scheduled to perform. Tune into BBC iPlayer with a VPN to watch their performances live online.
King Charles & Royal Family Background Books, Shows
If the coronation has ignited (or re-ignited) your interest in the royal family, there are plenty of new shows, movies, and books about the famous family.
For more background on the U.K.’s new monarch, be sure to check out the new docuseries King Charles: The Boy Who Walked Alone. Available on Paramount+, the series explores the King’s personal life from childhood to recent issues like his struggles with Prince Harry. Watch on Paramount+ here.
You can also learn more about King Charles III through The King: The Life of Charles III, a biography of the monarch by best-selling author Christopher Andersen, which was released last winter.
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Of course, if you’re even slightly interested in the workings of the royal family, we highly recommend reading Prince Harry’s Spare (if you haven’t already). The memoir provides a candid look at the Duke of Sussex’s public and private life, from his childhood to recent conflicts with the Royal Family, and quickly generated headlines when published. Buy a copy of Spare on Amazon here.
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