Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will be different from Will and Kate’s extravagant 2011 celebration.
For fans all over the world who haven’t scored an invite, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding as it happens on Saturday, May 19.
WHAT TIME DOES THE WEDDING START?
While rolling coverage of the wedding will begin at AEST 7pm on Saturday, Meghan and Harry won’t head to Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel to exchange vows until AEST 9pm.
The newlyweds are expected to go on a carriage ride through Windsor Town after the nuptials at AEST 10pm before heading to a private afternoon reception at Frogmore House.
The Today show has announced its coverage. On the day of the wedding, commentary will begin on NBC at 4:30 a.m. with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb reporting live from “an exclusive vantage point overlooking Windsor Castle.”
PBS will also be showing the wedding live. The channel will run a five-part nightly series starting May 14, which will end with a live broadcast of the wedding on May 19.
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CBS will start their coverage at 4 a.m. eastern from Windsor. Tina Brown will join Gayle King and Kevin Frazier live. CBSN, CBS’s live-streaming site will also reportedly be broadcasting coverage starting at 4 a.m.
BBC America will be streaming coverage and commentary of the event on May 19. Here’s a link where you can sign in with your subscription or cable account information.
“E! Live From the Royal Wedding” with hosts Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski, Sarah-Jane Crawford, and royal expert Melanie Bromley will start at 5 a.m. on May 19. The channel will also have programming like “The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan” scheduled in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and are airing a “Royal Wedding Rundown” on Saturday evening, to recap the historic event right after it happens.
While we don’t have a specific link just yet, but we’ll be sure to drop one in as soon as it’s available.
Royal fans turned out in droves to watch Kate walk down the aisle back in 2011, garnering almost 23 million viewers in the U.S. alone. And while one might assume that all royal weddings are televised, it’s not a must. For example, Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones chose not to broadcast their nuptials back in June of 1999.
Be sure to watch this space for more information on where and when you can watch the big day. We’re already counting down the days!
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