One day after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, her son, King Charles III, is due to address the nation, likely pledging his allegiance as the new reigning monarch and paying tribute to his mother, who served 70 years on the throne.
In a statement released Thursday (Sept. 8), the King wrote, “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-beloved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
He continued, “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
Time to clear your schedules because here’s everything we know about how you can watch his televised speech in the United States:
What time is King Charles III making his speech?
The pre-recorded speech, which will take place in Buckingham Palace, is set to air today at 1 p.m. ET.
How can I watch King Charles III’s speech in the U.S.?
Luckily for us folk on the other side of the pond, live streaming exists. Therefore, we can watch the speech here in the U.S. as it airs on Britain’s Sky News and ITV News YouTube channels, as well as ABC News and NBC News, who are both airing live coverage. It will also stream from the Royal Family’s official Twitter and YouTube pages.
Where can I re-watch King Charles III’s speech?
If that 1 p.m. timeframe doesn’t work for you, fear not. Aside from the clips that will most definitely be circulating on TikTok and YouTube (and likely replaying on every major news channel), you can re-watch the King’s speech on BBC iPlayer, the video on demand service provided by BBC, where it will be available to stream after it has already aired.