Where to Watch the Coronation of King Charles

Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother and Prince Charles with Princess Margaret Rose (1930 - 2002) in the royal box at Westminster Abbey watching the Coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II.
Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

It’s been a long wait for King Charles III to take England’s throne but his time is finally here.

Just think, it was 70 years ago when the young Prince Charles stood in the royal box at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953 – bored and unimpressed – watching his own mother’s, Queen Elizabeth II, coronation ceremonies. In the image above he’s shown flanked between Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother and Princess Margaret Rose. We’re expecting far more enthusiasm this time around as England prepares for the ceremonies.

If you’re into all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the coronation of King Charles III, the ceremony is set for Saturday, May 6, beginning at 5amET, and NBC (the only net confirmed as of now) is the place to watch in the U.S. According to the palace … Their Majesties King Charles III and Camilla, The Queen Consort, will arrive at Westminster Abbey in “The King’s Procession” from Buckingham Palace, where the coronation will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. After the service, Their Majesties will return to Buckingham Palace in a larger ceremonial procession known as “The Coronation Procession,” where they will be joined by other members of the royal family. At Buckingham Palace, The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by members of their family, will appear on the balcony to conclude the day’s ceremonial events.

Coronation procession in 1953 and the streets of London

The 1953 Coronation procession on the last lap of the Triumphal Drive through London’s streets, moving down Cockspur Street and round under Admiralty Arch into the Mall. Hundreds of thousands cheered the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh as they passed in the golden state coach.(Photo by Daily Herald Archive/National Science & Media Museum/SSPL via Getty Images)

Across the coronation weekend, however, there will be further opportunities for people to come together in celebration of the historic occasion. On Sunday, May 7, a special Coronation Concert will be staged and broadcast live at Windsor Castle by the BBC and BBC Studios.

Networks are slowly announcing details on where to watch the coronation in the United States, so check back as further information is shared. NBC was first to announce they will be covering the coronation beginning at 5amET on Saturday, May 6.

Where to watch the coronation:

NBC – Saturday, May 6 from 5amET to 10am (live in all time zones)

CBS – nothing confirmed

ABC – nothing confirmed

BBC America – Saturday, May 6 at 6:30amET to 9:30am (The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla)

BritBox – nothing confirmed