How to watch King Charles III's coronation live in the United States

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A man and a woman wear umbrella hats with the flag of England
A man and a woman wear umbrella hats with the flag of England

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday 6 May will showcase the sort of lavish royal pageantry the British are famous for.

The ceremony, which will take place in Westminster Abbey in London, is a religious occasion steeped in centuries-old traditions and it will be broadcast live in the US.

If you're a royal watcher in North America, here's how to follow the UK's first coronation in 70 years.

How to watch the coronation live

Coverage of King Charles III's coronation will begin in the early hours of Saturday morning, with a live stream and a live page with commentary and analysis on

Viewers can also watch the ceremony live on the BBC News channel (check your local listings) or listen to BBC World Service for live coverage.

When does the coronation ceremony begin?

King Charles and Queen Camilla will make the journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey starting at 05:20 EDT (10:20 BST), in a golden coronation coach. The service starts at 06:00 EDT (11:00 BST), and you can read more about the details of the service here., and about the crown that will be placed on his head here.

At 08:00 EDT (13:00 BST), the King and Queen leave Westminster Abbey in a ceremonial procession from through London back to Buckingham Palace, joined by other members of the Royal Family.

The day's official events will finish at about 09:00 EDT (14:00 BST) when the King and Queen, as well as members of the Royal Family will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. If you need to remind yourself of who is in the Royal Family, we have all the details here. There will also be a six-minute flypast with dozens of aircraft used by the UK armed forces.

How to watch the Coronation Concert live

The celebrations will continue throughout the weekend and will conclude with the Coronation Concert on the Sunday 7 May at Windsor Castle.

The Concert will be broadcast from 15:00 EDT (20:00 BST) on the BBC News channel (check your local listings) and carried live on BBC World Service.

The concert will be hosted by Hugh Bonneville and feature performances from British pop group Take That, international superstar Lionel Richie, pop icon Katy Perry and opera star Andrea Bocelli.

It will also feature, for the first time ever, a joint performance from The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal College of Music and The Royal College of Art.

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