Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to kick off an action-packed day of TV (the FA Cup Final’s on later) by finally tying the knot. It’s going to be tough to avoid, but nevertheless we thought it would be fun to list all of the different ways that wedding fans will be able to tune into the romantic action.
Prince Harry marches into today’s encounter off the back of a series of high-profile indiscretions, but his legions of loyal fans are convinced that he’s got what it takes to pull today’s proposed move off. We’ll try to keep as close an eye on him as possible, as we all know by now that where William’s little brother is involved, anything can happen.
Markle’s preparations, meanwhile, have been disrupted by various rumours and speculation in the press, though she’s still expected to dominate proceedings at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel. Much of the build-up has focused on her outfit, which will be revealed just ahead of the main event. The tension amongst wedding dress fans is already palpable.
As mentioned above, there’s no shortage of options for watching the royal wedding. Read on for full details.
TV channels and schedule
Not one, not two but three different TV channels are going to be showing the wedding. BBC One’s coverage starts at 9:00am BST, despite the fact the actual ceremony is scheduled for noon, and it won’t stop until we get to 2:00pm. Kirsty Young, Huw Edwards, Dermot O’Leary, Tina Daheley, Alex Jones, Ore Oduba and Anita Rani will be fronting that.
ITV’s coverage, meanwhile, will commence at a fashionably late 9:25am, and won’t end until 3:00pm. It will be fronted by Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield.
Sky One will outlast both of its TV rivals, by going from 9:00am all the way through to 3:00pm. It will be rocking up to the event armed with Kay Burley and Anna Botting, as well around 51 cameras and promises of 4K UHD detail.
Whichever channel you use, you can either tune in on your TV or through the provider’s mobile app. You should also note that the in-chapel footage will be exactly the same across all three. Only the commentary will be different.
Here are some quick-links to get you started:
Apps and websites
Technology firms have also contracted royal fever, so you’ll be able to watch it on pretty much all of your favourite websites and apps. All at the same time if you really want (and your Wi-Fi connection holds up).
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are all getting a slice of the Windsor pie. Here’s another list of quick-links that take you straight to the heart of proceedings:
There you have it. All that’s left to do is cart in the rare exotic meats and perfect your special royal wedding voice.
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