On Saturday, May 6, King Charles III will be officially crowned King of England. See the full schedule and how to watch the event live.
Now, there's another reason to mark your calendars: In just a few days, King Charles III will be officially crowned in a coronation ceremony on Saturday, May 6 alongside his wife and the Queen Consort, Camilla Parker Bowles. The coronation of Charles III and Camilla is a spectacle that royal fans the world over will want to witness.
Although the actual anointment is not broadcast publicly, plenty of special programming and live footage from the coronation ceremony will be available to watch live tomorrow starting at 5 a.m. ET. Cable viewers will be able to watch coverage on ABC News and Good Morning America — including the concert featuring Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. CBS News will also cover the King's Coronation. Viewers can watch live by tuning into their local CBS station or via the CBS News live feed on a computer or mobile device. Others can watch the coronation online at the following streaming platforms.
It was recently announced that, while Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was included in the coronation program, she will not be attending the event. Her husband, Prince Harry, is confirmed to attend the coronation. It is reported that Markle will be missing the event as to not take attention away from King Charles' coronation.
Additionally, the coronation takes place the same weekend as her son Prince Archie of Sussex's fourth birthday —another reason why Meghan may have decided to skip the big day.
Below, we've gathered everything you need to know about the event on Saturday, May 6, from how to stream the coronation without cable to every musical guest slated to perform.
When is King Charles' coronation?
King Charles III's coronation will take place on Saturday, May 6 beginning at 11 a.m. UTC, or 5 a.m. ET for American viewers. Following the ceremony, there will be a concert featuring the musical talents of Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, among others.
As far as the timeline events, King Charles and Queen Camilla are expected to travel the morning of May 6 in the "Kings Procession" from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, where the ceremony will take place (and has for hundreds of years). Hours later, the "Coronation Procession" will lead them back to Buckingham Palace for a meal and concert celebration.
How to watch King Charles’ Coronation with cable
While the actual anointment will not be broadcasted to the public, ABC News and Good Morning America will have special coverage of the coronation on Saturday, May 6, from 5 to 10 a.m. ET. You can also stream King Charles' coronation on ABC News' digital platforms — including ABCNews.com and GoodMorningAmerica.com — by logging into your ABC account. CBS News will cover the King's Coronation live as well, and you can access this by finding your local CBS station or watching the CBS News live feed.
How to watch King Charles’ Coronation without cable
King Charles' coronation will be available to watch live on several live TV streaming services, including DIRECTV, Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV and Sling TV.
What is the order of service of King Charles’ Coronation?
The service features several stages that will unfold roughly over two hours, first starting with the arrival of King Charles and Queen Camilla, who will make their way through the church as they are presented to the congregation. That is followed by "The Recognition," as Charles faces all four cardinal points of the compass, before "The Presenting of the Holy Bible."
The next major step is "The Oaths," during which Charles will pledge his dedication to his duties as King of the United Kingdom and kneels before the altar. That is followed by "The Anointing," when Charles will be vested with various garments and a sword belt worn by monarchs in past coronations.
Then comes "The Investiture and the Crowning," when Charles, who is seated in the coronation chair, is crowned by the archbishop. Once officially crowned, the congregation will then proclaim, "God save the King." That is then followed by "The Enthroning and the Homage," during which Prince William will pledge his allegiance to his father, now the King, before the public is invited to pay homage to him.
Once the King is crowned, "The Coronation of the Queen" will take place. During that time, Camilla will officially be anointed and crowned.
The ceremony then ends with the "Procession of the King and the Queen," as King Charles and Queen Camilla are greeted by various officials before leaving Westminster Abbey. The bells will be rung and gun salutes will also be fired across the British territories.
Who will be attending King Charles’ Coronation?
Compared to the coronation for Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles' coronation will be a more intimate ceremony with fewer guests, according to the BBC. Some of the confirmed royal family members attending include Prince William and Kate Middleton, the prince and princess of Wales; Prince Harry — but not Meghan Markle; the King's siblings Anne, Princess Royal and Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh; Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and more.
Political figures reported to be attending the coronation include current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, former UK prime ministers Liz Truss and Tony Blair, new first minister of Scotland Humza Yousaf, French President Emmanuel Macron, US First Lady Jill Biden and more.
Who will be performing at King Charles’ Coronation?
In celebration of the occasion, a concert is scheduled for after the coronation ceremony. Performers include Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, English pop group Take That, famed Italian singer Andrea Bocelli, Welsh opera and concert singer Sir Bryn Terfel, English singer-songwriter Freya Ridings and British composer Alexis Ffrench.