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Where to watch the coronation of King Charles III: how to live stream for free

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla is scheduled for Saturday, May 6. This marks the first coronation since Charles’s mother, Elizabeth II, in 1953. Charles inherited the crown after the death of his mother on September 8, 2022. The ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey in London, England, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Many of the King’s family will be in attendance, including his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s wife, will remain in California. According to the U.K. Government, Charles and Camilla will begin their route to Westminster Abbey, also known as The King’s Procession, at 5:20 a.m. ET (or 10:20 a.m. BST). The official coronation ceremony will start at 6 a.m. ET.

Because of the event’s significance, there will be wall-to-wall coverage on every major broadcast network, to go along with up-to-the-minute notices on social media. Find out where to watch King Charles’s coronation below.

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on ABC

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Coverage of the coronation of King Charles III starts at 5 a.m. ET/ 2 a.m. PT on ABC. Many of the Good Morning America team will be live on-site, led by Michael Strahan. Joining Strahan on the broadcast will be Deborah Roberts, Lara Spencer, Ian Pannell, James Longman, Maggie Rulli, Britt Clennett, and Lama Hasan. Access the coverage on and through the ABC app if you are not around a television.

Watch the coronation of King Charles III on ABC

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on NBC

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King Charles III’s coronation will be broadcast live on NBC at 5 a.m. ET. Savannah Guthrie is set to anchor the coverage of the coronation live from Buckingham Palace. Various NBC News correspondents from across the U.K. and other royal contributors will provide reports throughout the broadcast. Stream NBC’s coverage on as well as in the NBC app.

Watch the coronation of King Charles III on NBC

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on CBS

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CBS will run a special broadcast live from London starting at 5 a.m. ET with Michelle Miller, Dana Jacobson, and Jeff Glor leading the coverage. Royal family experts and foreign correspondents will contribute reports throughout the event. Stream the ceremony on the CBS News website or through the CBS News app.

Watch the coronation of King Charles III on CBS

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on Fox News

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The coronation of King Charles III starts at 5 a.m. ET on Fox News. The broadcast will feature Piers Morgan, Ainsley Earhardt, and Martha MacCallum live from Buckingham Palace. Royal experts and Fox correspondents stationed at Westminster Abbey will chime in throughout the event. The event can be streamed on the Fox News website or through the Fox News app.

Watch the coronation of King Charles III on Fox News

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on CNN


Anderson Cooper leads CNN’s coverage of the coronation beginning at 5 a.m. ET. Cooper will be outside Buckingham Palace with Max Foster and Christiane Amanpour, with several other CNN reporters along the procession route. and the CNN app will also air coverage of the event.

Watch the coronation of King Charles III on CNN

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on BBC America

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If you feel like waking up early, BBC America’s coronation coverage starts at 2:30 a.m. ET live from Buckingham Palace. JJ Chalmers, Clare Balding, Anita Rani, and Huw Edwards will lead the broadcast. BBC America’s website and BBC America app include event coverage. Plus, PBS stations will also air BBC’s feed.

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on Peacock

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If you do not have cable, NBC Universal is streaming King Charles III’s coronation on its streaming service Peacock. There are two paid tiers: Premium, priced at $5 per month with ads, and the ad-free Premium Plus, priced at $10 per month or $100 per year. Peacock is one of the few streaming services that offer live coverage of events in the WWE, Premier League, and NFL. Plus, check out brand-new originals on the service, including Bel-AirSickMrs. DavisPoker Face, and MacGruber.

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on Paramount+

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Similar to NBCUniversal, Paramount Global is offering coverage of the coronation to subscribers of Paramount+. The two paid plans on the service are the Essential Plan ($5 monthly or $50 yearly) and Premium Plan ($10 monthly or $100 yearly). After the coronation, check out some of Paramount’s notable movies and TV shows, including ScreamMayor of Kingstown, and Rabbit Hole.

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on Hulu with Live TV

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If you want to access NBC without a cable subscription, then use a live TV streaming service such as Hulu with Live TV. The service offers two plans that feature multiple streamers in one bundle. For $70 monthly, subscribers can gain access to Hulu (with ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (with ads), and ESPN+ (with ads). For $83 monthly, users will receive Hulu (no ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (no ads), and ESPN+ (with ads). So after the coronation, you can either throw on Avengers: Endgame, catch up on the latest episode of Dave, or watch coverage of the NHL playoffs thanks to the bundle.

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on Sling TV

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If you are a Sling TV subscriber, then you can watch the coronation on one of the major broadcast networks. Sling TV gives subscribers the benefits of cable without the high price. With monthly packages (Orange and Blue) ranging from $40 to $60, users can choose from multiple channels to include in their subscriptions, including TNT, TBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and TLC.

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on YouTube TV

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With YouTube TV, subscribers can stream over 100+ channels, so you never have to miss a live event. CBS, FOX, NBC, HGTV, and TNT are just a small sample size of the channels available on the service. If you are a new subscriber, you will only pay $63 for the first three months of YouTube TV before it increases to its normal rate of $73 per month. There is a free trial so don’t hesitate to try it out!

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on YouTube TV

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III on Fubo TV

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Fubo TV viewers, don’t worry about missing the coronation because if one of the major broadcast networks is in your package, you’re good to go. Choose from four paid packages: Pro, $75 per month; Elite, $85 per month; Premiere, $95 per month; and a special Latino package for $33 per month. NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, and CNN can all be found on Fubo TV. Sign up for a free trial and see if Fubo TV is the right service for your needs.

Watch the Coronation of King Charles III from abroad with a VPN

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If you are abroad and want to watch an American broadcast of the coronation, then make sure to sign up for a virtual private network, better known as a VPN. With a service like NordVPN, you won’t miss out on this monumental moment in British history. Nord VPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for new users.

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