King Charles III will be broadcasted extensively on BBC platforms

Saturday 6 may 2023 King Charles III coronation will be broadcasted

The much-anticipated coronation of  , ensuring viewers can witness this historic event from the comfort of their homes. The coverage will commence in the early hours of Saturday morning, with a live stream and a dedicated page on, providing real-time commentary and analysis. Those preferring a live television experience can tune into BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC iPlayer from 07:30 to catch the coronation ceremony, which is scheduled to start at 11:00 at Westminster Abbey.

BBC iPlayer offers an enhanced viewing experience with options such as ultra-high definition resolution, subtitles, commentary-free coverage, signed commentary, and alternative commentary for the visually impaired. At 13:00, the newly crowned King and Queen, along with other members of the Royal Family, will embark on a ceremonial procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, which will also be covered by BBC One, BBC Two, and BBC iPlayer. Additionally, BBC Two will provide sign language interpretation.

International audiences will have the opportunity to follow the coronation through a live page on, watch the coverage on the BBC News Channel, or listen via the BBC World Service.

BBC iPlayer

Saturday 6 may 2023 The Coronation Big Lunch

The celebration continues on Sunday morning with a live stream and coverage of The Coronation Big Lunch on The live TV coverage begins at 12:30 with “Coronation: The UK Celebrates,” a special 90-minute program on BBC One and BBC News, showcasing gatherings and parties across the country. In the evening at 20:00, the Coronation Concert will take place at Windsor Castle, featuring performances by renowned artists including Take That, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Andrea Bocelli. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville, the concert will be broadcasted live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 2, and BBC Sounds. This extraordinary event will also showcase a joint performance from prestigious institutions such as The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal College of Music, and The Royal College of Art.

For international viewers, the concert will be available on the BBC News channel (check local listings) and broadcasted live on BBC World Service.

Regional and Local Coverage:

BBC will capture the regional significance of the coronation by involving local radio teams from around the country. England’s local radio stations will provide insights into how communities are celebrating this historical day. In Scotland, BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal will offer coverage of the ceremony in Gaelic starting from 10:00.

BBC Radio Wales will broadcast “King and Country: How Wales Made a Monarch,” exploring the meaningful role of being the Prince of Wales for Charles and his contributions to business, culture, and conservation.

BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle has scheduled special programs leading up to and during the coronation weekend, reflecting local perspectives on this momentous occasion. This includes a unique episode of “Gardeners’ Corner” titled “Highgrove and Hillsborough,” airing on Saturday 6 May. With extensive coverage spanning television, radio, and online platforms, the BBC ensures that audiences across the United Kingdom and around the world can be part of this significant moment in British history – the coronation of King Charles III.

By Joshi

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