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The Coronation of King Charles III

Updated: May 16, 2023

Know a bit more about the Coronation, what is the schedule, where to watch it, and learn some British Sign Language vocabulary.


How to watch the sined version of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort

For viewers watching the Coronation at home, Britain's main broadcasters – the BBC, ITV (freeview Channel 10, Sky 119, Virgin Media 117, Channel 115 on FreeSat and on ITVX) and Sky – will broadcast live from the ceremony.

Coverage will be on BBC One and iPlayer with a signed version of the Coronation on BBC Two and ITV3. ⁠⁠

The official invitation to King Charles's Coronation CREDIT: Buckingham Palace/PA
The official invitation to King Charles's Coronation CREDIT: Buckingham Palace/PA

The Coronation will also be the BBC’s most accessible live event ever on BBC iPlayer. Viewers will be able to watch with subtitles, sign language, and an alternative commentary version for people with sight loss – all delivered live on iPlayer.⁠

The alternative commentary version will also be available on red button on broadcast channels, and the subtitled, alternative commentary, and signed versions will be available to viewers by pressing red while watching a BBC channel on an internet-connected TV.⁠



What is the schedule for the King's coronation?

The Coronation service will begin at 11am on Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey following a royal procession from Buckingham Palace.

The ceremony will be followed by a weekend of events, including a concert at Windsor Castle.

THE KING’S PROCESSION ROUTE TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY
THE KING’S PROCESSION ROUTE TO WESTMINSTER ABBEY

Coronation Weekend plans announced



Learn how to sign some royal vocabulary in British Sign Language (BSL)


KING


QUEEN


FINGERSPELLING R-O-Y-A-L


INVESTITURE


CROWN


God Save The King

God Save The King is available signed by Brent Allen, a Deaf Christian BSL user.

The translation consultant was the Revd Canon Gill Behenna, the Church of England’s National Deaf Ministry Adviser:








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