KING Charles’ coronation is set to be the most watched televised event of 2023, if not ever.
While some royal followers will head to London to witness the occasion, others will be watching this historic moment from their homes.
How to watch King Charles’ coronation
King Charles III’s coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday May 6, 2023 from 11am.
The procession from Buckingham Palace is expected to start earlier, but a time is yet to be confirmed.
The King will be crowned alongside the Queen Consort by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
For viewers watching the coronation at home, BBC One , ITV and Sky will broadcast the ceremony live.
As far as news coverage goes, the BBC has confirmed Kirsty Young will broadcast from a studio at Buckingham Palace, while Huw Edwards will provide commentary on the ceremony.
It is likely that the coronation will be fully televised, although it is yet to be confirmed whether King Charles will become Britain’s first monarch to be publicly anointed.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was the first to be televised on June 2 1953, at her own request.
The ceremony initiated a rush for Britons to purchase their own television sets so they could watch it from home, and it was eventually watched by around 20 million people.
Will the coronation be available online?
The coronation will also be available to stream online on a number of platforms.
This includes the BBC iPlayer, ITVX, and Now.
It is yet to be revealed if it will be broadcast on other streaming sites like, for example, YouTube.
How to watch King Charles’ coronation in the US
To catch the beginning of the ceremony, which kicks off at 11am (BST), those in the US on the East Coast will need to be up for 6am (ET), and those on Pacific Time will need to start watching from 3am (PT).
If you have cable, there will be other streaming platforms that will provide this service, but this has not yet been confirmed.
US television networks such as CNN and Fox News are also expected to report live from Westminster Abbey.