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Royal Wedding: Seven

Seven's coverage of the Royal Wedding will be hosted Chris Bath & Matt White, but will air on 7TWO in some states due to AFL.

Seven’s coverage of the Royal Wedding will include Seven News, Today Tonight, Sunrise, The Morning Show and Sunday Night all in London for the week leading up to Friday April 29.

Presenters and reporters on the ground will include Chris Bath, Matt White, Melissa Doyle, David Koch, Kylie Gillies, Rahni Sadler, Nuala Hafner, Monique Wright, Chris Reason, Angela Cox and Adrian Brown.

Coverage of the Royal Wedding itself will begin at 4pm on Seven, but in AFL states it will be on 7TWO due to match commitments.

Seven will also screen the special William and Kate: Inside The Royal Wedding in that week.

It will be a week of ‘royal engagements’ on Channel Seven as Australia gets ready to tune in and celebrate the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Seven promises to have the ultimate Royal coverage, with Seven News, Today Tonight, Sunrise, The Morning Show and Sunday Night all in London for the week leading up to the big day, on Friday April 29.

Seven will also screen the prime time special “William and Kate: Inside The Royal Wedding”.

The exclusive one-hour special will give inside information on the wedding dress, the style, the food, the celebrity invites and what the couple are really like behind closed doors, featuring interviews with Elizabeth Emmanuel (designer of Princess Diana’s wedding dress), Claudia Joseph (Kate Middleton’s biographer), Ken Wharf (Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ personal bodyguard) and David Macarfrae (Royal cake maker). Screening date for this special will be announced soon.

On the wedding day, Chris Bath and Matt White will take their position outside Buckingham Palace as they anchor Seven’s live presentation, from 4pm. Backed by affiliate ITN’s coverage, Seven will bring viewers a front row seat to the wedding day, from the arrival of wedding guests to the ceremony and vows between Prince William and Kate. Cameras will then follow the newlyweds as they head back to Buckingham Palace for their first official outing as husband and wife.

Seven News reporters Chris Reason, Angela Cox and Adrian Brown will be on the ground, outside Westminster Abbey, at various street parties around London and in Kate’s hometown of Bucklebury.

From Monday April 25, Seven News’ Chris Bath will be on the spot, as she presents Seven News from London, followed at 6.30pm by Matt White on Today Tonight.

Melissa Doyle and David Koch will be on Royal watch each morning, as Sunrise is beamed from Buckingham Palace. Nuala Hafner and Monique Wright will report on all the festivities happening in and around London, while former press secretary to the Queen, Dickie Arbiter, will provide exclusive insight.

Kylie Gillies will then take over as The Morning Show comes to Seven each day from the banks of the Thames.

Sunday Night will capture the week’s wedding fever hosted by Chris Bath and with reporter Rahni Sadler on the ground, with a special Royal episode on April 24, with a wrap up of the wedding on the May 1 edition.

April 29

Sydney / Brisbane:
Seven
4:00 Royal Wedding Live
6.00 Seven News
6.30 Royal Wedding live

Melbourne:
Seven
4:00 Royal Wedding Live
6.00 Seven News
6.30 Royal Wedding live
7:30 Sydney vs Carlton live from SCG
10.45 Royal Wedding highlights

7TWO
6:00 Royal Wedding live

Adelaide
3.30 Royal Wedding live
6.00 Seven News
6.30 Royal Wedding live
7.30 AFL: Sydney v Carlton (delayed) from SCG
10.45 Royal Wedding highlights

7TWO
6.00pm Royal Wedding live

Perth:
TBA

23 Responses

  1. I have heard from a reliable source that if the televising of this comical wedding is a success channel 9 are going to broadcast the wedding of Barry and Carol from Blacktown the week after!! I will wait for the real occcasion.

  2. I doubt they’ll show the NRL on a multi-channel in the NRL states considering the Broncos (a massive draw for them in Brisbane) are playing Canterbury (a massive draw in Sydney) in one of the FNF matches.

  3. What I’m expecting (and what 7 is likely fearing) , is that Sydney/Brisbane viewers watching on the main channel, may not make up for the losses in AFL states for 7.

    Nine will likely romp home in the AFL states, no doubt, because it’s on the main channel.

  4. Johnson, I hope you’re not right – I’d much prefer they started the wedding at 4:30, which fits nicely into where the 4:30 news would normally be, and, at 5:30 play the game *Live* on 7mate. At 6pm 7 can move the wedding to 7Two for half an hour, while the news is on. I assume Monika Cos will get the night off and 7 goes back to the wedding at 6:30.

    Of course, the major limitation here is, is 7 capable of delivering all these different and interchanging feeds for four different schedules?

  5. @Peter

    Yes they do and the AFL will be broadcast Live into Sydney on 7mate i believe. Correct me if i am wrong David but i think this is what i have heard is happening. So regardless Seven have somehow got lucky with the dates when Sydney plays its first Friday night game in ages in the normal season.

  6. I think Perth will have the Royal Wedding live, followed by the AFL. When the wedding coverage finishes it will be around 9pm in Perth, so Seven can still show the AFL on delay until midnight.

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