On Saturday May 19, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will officially tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Since we don’t want you to find yourself scrambling on the big day, we’re tracking every detail on how to watch the most highly-anticipated
royal event event of the year straight from your couch. (It starts early, Americans, so “couch” is probably your ideal vantage point.)
The wedding will be televised in a live segment for the world, which means all media outlets including cable TV can broadcast the event. A spokesperson for the royal couple has also confirmed this. This isn’t a surprise, seeing as Princess Diana and Prince Charles had their wedding televised in 1981, as did the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 (with more than 23 million viewers in the U.S. alone).
The wedding service will begin at noon London time (which means 7 a.m. EST/4 a.m. PST). At 1 p.m. the married couple will go on a carriage procession from St. George’s Chapel through Windsor Town returning to Windsor Castle. After this, Harry and Meghan will have not one but two receptions—one immediately after the service hosted by the Queen and one in the evening hosted by Prince Charles (though the receptions likely won’t be documented for the public to see).
Here’s where and when you can watch the festivities:
TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will begin live coverage of the royal wedding at 4:30 a.m. EST from a “special vantage point overseeing the castle.” They’ll also live stream it on TODAY.com, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
ABC News and Good Morning America will broadcast with live updates from Windsor, England, from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST. This will be available to stream on ABCNews.com and GoodMorningAmerica.com.
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King and Entertainment Tonight co-host Kevin Frazier will begin live royal wedding coverage at 4 a.m. EST on CBS.
BBC’s Dermot O’Leary and Scarlett Moffatt will be leading the network’s royal coverage alongside Kirsty Young and Huw Edwards. Young and O’Leary will be “based by the moat outside Windsor Castle, while Edwards will be on the roof of the Guard Room within the castle walls.” You can access the livestream for the day of here.
E! will begin their five-hour live broadcast the morning of the wedding at 5 a.m. EST.
PBS will host a five-part nightly special with Meredith Viera and cover the royal wedding live as well. You can find out more about the special here. PBS will broadcast The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, with live coverage from the BBC, beginning at 4 a.m. EST.
Live coverage will begin on FOX & Friends’ beginning at 5 a.m. EST and will be followed by main coverage on the network starting at 6 a.m.
Kensington Palace Livestream
Kensington Palace confirmed people around the world can watch the wedding online via their Royal Family YouTube channel here beginning at 6 a.m. They can also stay updated on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Facebook: The British Monarchy Facebook page
Twitter: @RoyalFamily, @KensingtonRoyal, @ClarenceHouse
Instagram: @TheRoyalFamily, @KensingtonRoyal, @ClarenceHouse
Youtube: The Royal Channel
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