The coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, takes place Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey in London.
You’ll have to set your alarm clock pretty early to catch all of the proceedings from the US, or if you’re watching CNN, just never go to bed.
Activities in London start at 6 am BST, which is 1 am in the United States’ Eastern time zone, with a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey starting at 10:20 am BST (4:20 ET).
The procession carrying King Charles III is expected to arrive at Westminster Abbey shortly before 11 am BST (5 am ET), with the King likely to wear military uniform, reports the BBC. The ceremony should begin precipitously at that time.
Charles automatically ascended to the throne when his mother, Queen Elizabeth, died Sept. 8, 2022, and he was officially proclaimed Britain’s monarch two days later in an ascension ceremony. The coronation ceremony is a more formal confirmation of his role as head of state and as titular head of the Church of England, reported ABC News.
Here’s a look at coverage plans for the broadcast networks and cable news networks. Note that some networks and news outlets are streaming the coverage free of chargeby eliminating the need for a cable account log-in.
How to watch on ABC (FREE) (5 – 10 am ET)
Special television coverage of the historic coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla starts at 5 am, with streaming on ABC News Live.
The coverage is anchored by Michael Strahan and Deborah Robertswith assists from Lara Spencer, Ian Pannell and James Longman. Contributors are: Maggie Rulli, Britt Clennett, Lama Hasan, Robert Jobson and Victoria Murphy.
ABC’s special coverage replays on ABC News Live from 10 am to 3 pm ET.
Stream/watch online FREE: Watch on the ABC app from your smartphone and tablet (iOS and Android), computer on ABC.com and connected devices (Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV). You will not need a cable account sign-on to watch from ABC News Live, says ABC News.
How to watch on NBC (5 – 10 am ET)
NBC’s coverage begins at 5 am and is anchored by Savannah Guthrie.
How to stream online: There are a few different ways to stream or watch online through NBC Universal properties. It will be live-streamed on TODAY.com and NBCNews.com, and on E! Online and the E! News app.
How to watch on Fox Network (5 – 10 am ET)
Coverage of the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla starts at 5 am Note that this is the Fox Network channel, not Fox News. See below for Fox News extended coverage plan.
How to watch on CNN (FREE) (1 am – noon ET)
Anderson Cooper leads the network’s live coverage beginning at 5 am ET outside Buckingham Palace, but the comprehensive coverage actually begins at 1 am, for those who want to never even go to bed Friday night.
CNN coverage (including CNN International and CNN en Español) features reporting and commentary from Christiane Amanpour, Max Foster, Richard Quest, Julia Chatterley, Kate Williams, Emily Nash, Sally Bedell Smith, Trisha Goddard and others. CNN will also have reporters along the coronation procession and from Commonwealth countries including India, Australia and Kenya.
CNN International has early coverage starting at 1 am ET with anchor Isa Soares and live updates from Nada Bashir, Christina Macfarlane and Anna Stewart.
▪ To stream FREE: The coverage will stream live without requiring a cable log-in from 5 to 10 am ET (and 10 am to 3 pm BST) so that users around the world can watch online. The stream will be available on CNN.com and via CNN’s apps for iOS and Android. It can also be viewed on CNN apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV.
How watch on Fox News
Martha MacCaullum leads the coronation of King Charles III and Camilla, with Ainsley Earhardt and Piers Morgan.
The gang will set up at the Canada Gate at Buckingham Palace, with coverage showing the ceremony as the Church of England formally transfers the title and power to King Charles III and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla.
FNC’s senior foreign affairs correspondent Greg PalkotLondon-based correspondent Alex HoganState Department correspondent Benjamin Hall and chief political analyst BritHume will contribute to the coverage live from Westminster Abbey. Guests providing commentary on the ceremony will include FNC royal contributors Duncan Lancombeformer royal editor at The Sun and Chris Andersenauthor of The King: The Life of Charles III.
Also, MacCallum will anchor her Fox News program “The Story” live from London on Friday.
▪ Online and radio: FOX News Digital has live updates on FOXNews.com with commentary and insight from longtime royal experts, while FOX News Audio will provide multi-platform coverage of the celebrations with its FOX News Radio (FNR) affiliates nationwide. Plus, FNR’s London reporter Jonathan Savage will provide commentary throughout the coronation.
How to watch on MSNBC (5 – 10 am)
Alex Witt anchors live coverage of King Charles III’s coronation ceremony.
How to watch on BBC America (FREE) (6 – 10 am)
This may be the most authentic viewing experience from the US.
BBC America will start coverage at 6 am Coverage will begin with the ceremony itself, followed by the Royal Procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, and then finally the flypast, when aircraft from the British Army, Royal Airforce and Royal Navy will travel by the palace’s balcony.
How to stream online FREE: You can stream the coronation live on the BBC News web site or news app and on the BBC News YouTube channel.
How to watch on Sky News (FREE)
The British TV channel will air the coronation free in the UK — but also for non-Sky customers on the Sky News YouTube channel.
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