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The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, the first time the ceremony will be broadcast live. Coverage in the US begins at 2am PT / 5am ET, an hour before the historic event begins.
The royal ceremony, which will take place at Westminster Abbey in London, will be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and “will reflect the monarch’s role today and look to the future, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry,” said a official release from Buckingham Palace. Prince Harry (who are New York Timesbest-selling memoir, Reservein January) is confirmed to attend his father’s coronation, while his wife, Meghan Markle, will remain at their California home.
Those in the US will have to get up early to see the splendor from across the pond, and most local and national news networks will livestream on their websites and apps, including NBC, CNN, and ABC.
Prefer to cut the cord? Keep reading below to find out where to watch on TV or stream the coronation online without cable, and where to catch up on all the royal stuff (including where to watch The crown, Harry and Megan and other telling documentaries).
Coronation of King Charles III: date, time, watch online
The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla will begin at 6am ET (or 11am BST) on Saturday, May 6, with live news coverage starting an hour early in the US from 2am PT / 5am ET. It will air in the United States on major cable and broadcast networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and Fox News.
If you don’t have cable and want to cut the cord, you can watch the coronation on live TV streaming services that carry these channels, including DirecTV, FuboHulu with Live TV, Sling and YouTube TV. Streaming services Paramount+ and NBCUniversal’s Peacock will also provide access to the event for select package subscribers. Keep in mind that if you don’t have a smart TV, you’ll need to connect a streaming stick or other device (such as Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, or Roku) to your television to watch online without cable.
See below for the price breakdown for the streaming services above, as well as other ways to catch up with the royal family.
Stream the coronation of King Charles III on DirecTV
Formerly AT&T TV, DirecTV lets you watch more than 65 other channels under its entertainment package ($65 per month), including BBC, CNN, CNBC, and more. Other plans ($85 to $155 a month) offer more than 90 to 140 channels and subscribers can connect through DirecTV’s Gemini device (requires an existing internet connection) or satellite dish (Gemini device and HD DVR equipment included, requires existing internet connection ). For a limited time, new customers get a price guarantee for their first two years and a $200 Visa gift card.
Priced from $75 to $95 per month, FuBoTV has a range of subscriptions with a minimum of 140 channels, including most of the popular news, entertainment, lifestyle and sports networks, as well as more than 130 events in 4K. If you’re a new customer, you can watch the coronation of King Charles III for free if you sign up for Fubo’s seven-day trial.
Stream the King Charles III coronation on Hulu with live TV
You can also watch the coronation without cable on Hulu with Live TV, including ABC, NBC, CNN and more than 85 other major cable news, entertainment and sports channels. The live TV streaming service comes with Disney+ and ESPN+ and is available with or without ads (except on ESPN+) for $70 to $83 per month. You can add Cinemax, HBO Max, Showtime and Starz for an additional monthly fee.
National Geographic’s Charles: In his own words documentary is now available to watch on Hulu and will be released on May 5 on Disney+. The documentary Diana: In her own wordsIn The Princess’s Own Words, as chronicled by author Andrew Morton, is also available on Disney+.
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Stream King Charles III’s coronation at Pan amount+
The Coronation of King Charles III is also streaming on Paramount+. The service costs $5 (or $50 per year) for the ad-supported Essential package or $10 (or $100 per year) for the ad-free Premium tier, and both come with a seven-day free trial for new subscribers.
The streamer also offers access to the documentary series King Charles: The Boy Who Walked Alonewhich provides a behind-the-scenes look at the soon-to-be crowned monarch through the stories and personal letters of close friends, ex-lovers and confidants.
Stream the King Charles III coronation on Peacock
Subscribers to Peacock’s ad-free Premium Plus subscription ($10 a month or $100 a year) can watch the coronation, as the streamer is owned by NBCUniversal and offers 24/7 live access to your local NBC channel. Read more about the package options here.
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Stream the King Charles III coronation on Sling
Another way to watch the coronation online is with Sling TV. The online TV streaming service offers free three-day trials for its Blue and Orange & Blue subscriptions ($40 to $55 per month), which include ABC, NBC, Fox and more than 40 other local broadcast channels. Temporarily save half of your first month.
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The popular video platforms live tv service provides access to over 85 networks, including many of your local cable and broadcast channels. Monthly subscriptions start at $65, but new subscribers can now get a deal for $55 per month for the first three months.
Stream the King Charles III Coronation with ExpressVPN
If you’re a Sky TV subscriber living outside the UK, you can use ExpressVPN to access your account and watch securely from the US and elsewhere. The service costs $7 to $13 a month and lets you log into super-fast servers in more than 90 countries while keeping your data private and secure, and new subscribers get three free months; read more here.
More royal coverage: where to look The crown and more
If you want to see more about the British monarchy, there’s plenty of royal drama to enjoy on streaming services. From the telling docuseries of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to documentaries about King Charles III, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana of Wales and other members of the royal family, find out where to watch and learn more about Buckingham Palace and beyond.
HBO Max subscriptions include access to Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy (released on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death), featuring interviews with Prince William and Prince Harry; The princess; and the 2018 documentary about Queen Elizabeth, Queen of the worldto name a few.
Anglophiles can also subscribe to BritBox, which offers access to some of the best British TV shows and is on sale until May 8 for $4 for the first month. The streamer offers the Oscar nominee A queen is crownedthe only color images of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953.
Apple TV+ subscribers can watch several BBC documentaries about the royal family, including the one from 2022 Elizabeth: The Invisible Queen, Diana: Seven days that shook the world (which was commissioned by the two princes, who appear in the documentary) and Elizabeth at 90among other things.
Amazon Prime video
Amazon Prime members can watch PBS documentaries including Prince Charles at 70, Elizabeth & Philip: Love and Duty, The queen at war and more on Prime Video, which is also available as a standalone service for $9 a month. (Otherwise, Prime membership costs $15 a month or $139 a year; some titles may require an additional subscription to BBC Select.)