Free to Air & Pay TV go into overdrive next week in the lead up to the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle, at Windsor Castle in England.
The wedding takes place on the evening of Saturday May 19 (Australian time).
ABC, Seven and Nine all have Australian presenters on the ground in the UK including:
Annabel Crabb, Jeremy Fernandez (ABC) / Melissa Doyle, Michael Usher (Seven) / Georgie Gardner Karl Stefanovic (Nine).
SBS has Myf Warhurst, Joel Creasey & Ray Martin in Sydney.
Foxtel has plenty of royal specials, Live coverage via BBC and E! and Suits marathons with Universal’s very own Meghan Markle.
All times are AEST unless otherwise denoted.
Live around Australia on Saturday 19 May from 7.30pm AEST on ABC TV, simulcast live on ABC NEWS and live streamed on ABC iview.
The ABC royally invites you to share in the pomp and pageantry of the Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, live from London on Saturday 19 May.
Join your hosts, Annabel Crabb and Jeremy Fernandez, for this momentous occasion as they take you to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, for the wedding of the year. Jeremy and Annabel will be joined by former BBC Royal Correspondent Jennie Bond. ABC correspondents Lisa Millar and James Glenday will report live from inside the walls of Windsor Castle and speak to the crowds along the procession route.
Royal Wedding coverage begins with a trip down memory lane, as Annabel reminds us of the love story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; Jeremy takes us back in time to explore some royal weddings of the past; and Nick Dole reports live from the thick of things – at a local London street party. Live crosses to Lisa Millar and James Glenday will give viewers a sense of the excitement as anticipation builds in the crowd at Windsor Castle.
Join Annabel and Jeremy for the live broadcast of the Royal Wedding ceremony from St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. This special ABC broadcast concludes with live coverage of the newlywed’s carriage procession through the streets of Windsor.
Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will air live around Australia on Saturday 19 May on ABC, simulcast on ABC NEWS and live streamed on ABC iview.
Broadcast times are as follows:
NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT & TAS
Live on ABC, simulcast on ABC NEWS and live streamed on ABC iview from 7.30pm AEST
Live on ABC from 7.30pm ACST and live on ABC NEWS and live streamed on ABC iview from 7.00pm ACST.
Live on ABC NEWS and live streamed on ABC iview from 5.30pm AWST. ABC main channel will broadcast live from 7:00pm AWST. ABC NEWS can be seen at 6:30pm local time in WA.
Sunrise is your ticket to the wedding of the year.
Kicking off from Monday, join Kochie, Sam, Nat, Beretts and Eddy for a special week-long edition of Sunrise Live from England as we count down to the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Sunrise will be broadcasting all week from various landmarks around London, culminating at Windsor Castle on the eve of the Big Day. With more cameras, more vantage points and the best locations, Sunrise will be joined each day by an unrivalled team of Royal experts and commentators, plus some special celebrity guests.
Sunrise Executive Producer, Michael Pell, said: “Seven will broadcast Australia’s most spectacular coverage of the Royal Wedding and each day begins at Sunrise. We can’t wait to bring home to our viewers all the excitement from the UK. We want Aussie expats to form a big part of our programme each day.”
“I just love a Royal Wedding and adore Meghan and Harry as a couple, so I’m super excited to be counting down to the ceremony (and party!) next week.” Samantha Armytage
“Royal Weddings are always an incredible spectacle… the pomp, the ceremony, the history. But this one feels like a Disney movie. A love story between an American commoner who falls in love with her dashing Prince. Meghan is this generation’s Grace Kelly.” David Koch
“This the biggest story in the world next week and we can’t wait to bring it to you live from London and Windsor.” Natalie Barr
“Royal Weddings are an incredible spectacle and this one feels extra special… maybe because it’s on FA Cup Final day!” Mark Beretta
“I’m beyond excited to be covering the Royal Wedding in England. Harry and Meghan are such a modern couple and we have all been captivated by their love story. The dress, the cake, the invitations – what’s not to love about a wedding!” Edwina Bartholomew
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say ‘I do’ in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in two weeks, it will be the most-watched global television event of the year.
Seven will deliver Australia’s most spectacular coverage of the Royal Wedding, featuring commentary and analysis from an unrivalled team of journalists and Royalexperts Live on-air and across digital and social platforms.
Sunrise will be the home of the Royal Wedding. The team led by Samantha Armytage and David Koch will be broadcasting all week in the lead up from various Royallocations around London, culminating at Windsor Castle for celebrations on the eve of the Big Day.
Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance
9:30pm Thursday May 17 Seven
Chronicling the courtship and love story between a beloved prince and his new fiancé, the film examines the history of Prince Harry (Murray Fraser) and Meghan Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley) from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan’s life as a divorced American actress.
Senior correspondents Melissa Doyle and Michael Usher will anchor Seven News live special coverage of the Royal Wedding on Seven and 7PLUS on Saturday 19 May from a purpose-built studio overlooking Windsor Castle.
They’ll cross live to Europe Bureau Chief Hugh Whitfeld and Europe Correspondent Laurel Irving during festivities at Windsor Castle and nearby London. US Correspondent Ashlee Mullany will be live from Meghan’s old stomping ground in Los Angeles and our team of reporters across Australia will be live from Royal Wedding viewing parties.
Seven News has assembled the finest line-up of Royal commentators and insiders. Joining Melissa and Michael on the day will be; acclaimed BBC broadcaster and Royal expert Angela Rippon CBE. A familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for more than 50 years, Angela has covered every aspect of the Royal Family going back decades, including commentary of the Royal Weddings of Charles and Diana and William and Catherine for both British and US broadcasters; Veteran Royal Editor and commentator Tim Ewart; Royal insider and commentator Victoria Arbiter, who grew up with the Royal Family at Kensington Palace; Royalbiographer and historian Hugo Vickers; Sunrise Royal Editor Rob Jobson; with contributions from Royal photographer Arthur Edwards, historian Susannah Lipscomb and Royal socialite Kathy Lette.
Committed to bringing viewers the most detailed, in-depth and exciting coverage of the Royal Wedding, Seven News will broadcast every remarkable moment, backed by the exclusive resources of British broadcast news affiliate ITN, critically-acclaimed for its top-rating coverage of the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
In the week leading up to the event, Seven will also air ‘Invitation to a Royal Wedding’. The prestige documentary on the subject matter comes from Oxford Films, who produced the top-rating ‘Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy’ featuring rare interviews with Prince William and Harry.
Do not miss a moment as Seven counts down to the most highly-anticipated wedding of the year.
Tune in to Sunrise Live in London from 5.30am Monday 14 May for the Countdown to the Royal Wedding. Then join Seven News on Saturday 19 May for the most spectacular coverage of the Royal Wedding. Live on Seven and stream it on 7PLUS.
Hollywood meets history when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19, and Nine will give audiences across Australia unprecedented access and insight to the event the world will be watching.
The countdown begins with Nine’s Royal Wedding Week from Saturday, May 12. Nine News, A Current Affair, 60 Minutes, Today, Today Extra, 9Honey and 9News.com.au will cover all the preparations from the UK ahead of the most talked-about wedding in years.
Then on Saturday, May 19, at 7.00pm Harry & Meghan – The Royal Wedding begins.
Presented by Georgie Gardner and Karl Stefanovic, this special event will capture all the colour and emotion of the wedding ceremony from key locations across Windsor and London.
Our unrivalled team of reporters include Allison Langdon, Lizzie Pearl, Laura Turner, Michael Best and Seb Costello.
Our unparalleled group of Royal insiders will take viewers into the inner sanctum of the world’s most famous family. Among them are Camilla Tominey, Royal Editor of the UK’s Sunday Express; Dickie Arbiter, former press secretary to Her Majesty The Queen and media manager for Prince Charles and Princess Diana; and esteemed Royal photographer Arthur Edwards, who has chronicled more than 200 Royal tours across 120 countries in a career spanning more than 40 years.
Wherever they are, Nine’s viewers will be able to catch every moment live – on their televisions, mobiles, and streamed live on 9Now, with round-the-clock updates in 9News.com.au and all the gossip that will place 9Honey royal-lovers right in the centre of the action.
Get your friends together and watch history being made when Prince Harry marries his Hollywood princess, Meghan Markle – on Nine, your home for the Royal Wedding.
You’re invited to the royal wedding of the year!
Coverage of the royal wedding will air live on Saturday 19 May from 7.30pm AEST on SBS and SBS On Demand.
Breaking social, cultural and racial barriers: what does the royal wedding mean to a modern Australia? SBS presents live coverage from a different perspective.
SBS cordially invites you to celebrate the matrimony of His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle, at Windsor Castle in England, live on Saturday, 19 May from 7.30pm AEST on SBS and SBS On Demand.
Marshall Heald, Director of TV and Online Content, SBS, said: “SBS will provide a unique broadcast of what is undoubtedly one of the biggest royal weddings of our era. It will be warm, funny and intelligent, whilst examining issues this wedding raises, including cross-cultural marriages, the republican debate and what these issues mean for Australians.
“We know audiences want more than just commentary of the royal wedding and SBS will provide a place for that conversation. By bringing diverse and prominent Australians together in a live studio before the wedding begins, Royal Wedding Live will be an opportunity for us to explore the royal wedding in a unique SBS way which will give audiences a deeper insight.”
Fresh from Eurovision, TV and radio presenter Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey will team up with legendary journalist Ray Martin at SBS Artarmon HQ for RoyalWedding Live.
It has been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle started dating in 2016 – and the couple have been creating headlines ever since. Their relationship has broken social, cultural and racial barriers – busting traditional norms of the British Monarchy and creating worldwide interest and conversation.
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, SBS’s Royal Wedding Live will begin at 7.30pm AEST and will include the big event itself. Hosts Myf, Joel and Ray will talk to a diverse line-up of guests to discuss what this wedding means to a modern, multicultural Australia. The panel will speak about a range of topical issues, plus they’ll chat to a royalist and republican about Monarchies across other continents and how they all stack up against the British. The trio will also delve into the royal wedding fashion including the bride’s gown and how it compares to other countries’ royal traditions.
With packages from The Feed’s Jan Fran, as well as SBS News European correspondent Ben Lewis reporting live from Windsor, SBS will provide distinctive coverage of this milestone global event that is steeped in tradition. Audiences at home will also be encouraged to have their say with live social television throughout the broadcast using the hashtag #royalwedding.
Myf Warhurst said: “Everyone loves a wedding and this one comes with a bonus – it’s an historic cultural moment! Harry and Meghan are walking in the footsteps of Princess Diana who not only pushed social and cultural norms, she set the precedent for outsiders marrying into the monarchy. Now we get to celebrate this and herald a new era for the royal family. With added frocks, and champagne. Hurrah!”
Ray Martin said: “Royal events are always spectacular – especially births, deaths and marriages. So along with the pageantry, it’s a perfect time to reflect on what the rich royaltraditions mean to us – and our national identity. SBS is the perfect place to do it – with respect and hopefully a bit of joy, even fun.”
Joel Creasey said: “Full disclosure, I’m a huge Harry fan (both Styles and the Prince) and I love that he has casually overlooked traditional norms and followed his heart – someone who happens to be an American Hollywood star. What is more fab than that?”
‘Royal Wedding Live’ will air live Saturday, 19 May from 7.30pm AEST on SBS and SBS On Demand.
‘Royal Wedding Live’ is produced for SBS by Blink TV.
Meghan Markle: An American Princess
8:30pm Saturday May 12
Meghan Markle: An American Princess features behind-the-scenes and archival footage of future Princess Meghan Markle, the woman who could change the British Royal family forever. The film boasts interviews with Meghan’s half-sister Samantha, journalist and presenter Piers Morgan, former Royal butler and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! alumni Paul Burrell, and Queen Elizabeth’s former press secretary Dickie Arbiter. Just days before Meghan and Prince Harry tie the knot, take a look at the woman Meghan will likely become once she and Harry marry.
Congratulations Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! The date is set for the upcoming Royal Wedding on Saturday May 19, 2018. Who’s doing the dress? Where will the guests sit? What will the cake be like? Foxtel has everything you need to know about the event of the year – feel like you’re on the guest list and watch it all from home.
Starting the week of the wedding from Sunday May 13 and continuing throughout the month, Foxtel will celebrate the happy couple with Royal Wedding themed programming, live event coverage, Royal documentaries, special wedding news reports, the history of Harry and Meghan, lifestyle programming, dramas, movies and music.
UKTV will show the BBC’s live, uninterrupted coverage of the Royal wedding on the evening of May 19. Other Australian premiere programming includes HBO’s The Royal Wedding Live With Cord and Tish starring Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon; Live From The Royal Wedding and The Royal Wedding Rundown on E!; Dater’s Handbook starring Meghan Markle on Universal Channel; television specials When Harry Met Meghan, Big Royal Wedding Extravaganza, Prince Harry: From Hellraiser To Husband, and Meghan Markle: How To Be A Royal on Lifestyle; and Four Royal Weddings and a Funeral and Operation Royal Wedding both on National Geographic. All these new programs will be available to stream On Demand and on Foxtel Now.
Foxtel is the place to go for up-to-the-minute news coverage on Sky News and CNN, and over 20 channels will celebrate with a range of specials covering everything from Harry and Meghan’s road to the altar, their very different childhoods, the Royal Family, and the wedding day itself.
Australian Premiere programming:
FOUR ROYAL WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
One Hour Special, Sunday May 13 at 6.30pm on National Geographic and stream On Demand
Prince Harry’s life has been defined by five significant moments: four Royal weddings – Charles & Diana, Charles & Camilla, William & Kate and Harry’s own; and the tragic funeral of his mother Diana – all representing turning points in Royal life and profound shifts in British society and culture.
WHEN HARRY MET MEGHAN
One Hour Special, Thursday May 17 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle and stream On Demand
Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle – the biggest piece of Royal Family news in years – this documentary tells the detailed story of the happy couple, from childhood to courtship to proposal.
BIG ROYAL WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA
One Hour Special, Friday May 18 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle and stream On Demand
This special will feature the House of Windsor’s greatest wedding hits combining first-hand accounts from insiders, previous wedding guests, Royal aides, Hollywood celebrities, and the Royal footage archives. Take a look at how previous Royal weddings have unfolded and explore how Harry and Meghan’s special day might too.
PRINCE HARRY: FROM HELLRAISER TO HUSBAND
One Hour Special, Friday May 18 at 9.30pm on Lifestyle and stream On Demand
This special takes an in-depth look at the life of the world’s most unconventional Prince. Once best known for brawling with photographers outside nightclubs or losing his clothes in Vegas, today the Prince is better known for bravely serving as a pilot in Afghanistan, masterminding the Invictus Games for disabled soldiers, pitching in to help build sandbag walls during winter floods, or saving elephants in Africa – all carried out with a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
MEGHAN MARKLE: HOW TO BE A ROYAL
One Hour Special, Saturday May 19 at 4.30pm on Lifestyle and stream On Demand
Before Meghan walks down the aisle, she’ll have to learn perfect Royal etiquette – but being a Royal is no easy feat! With constant press attention, scrutiny on every level, and having to pay attention to every detail, this special is an exclusive guide to joining the British Royal family and everything Meghan must know about how to marry, travel, behave, dress and celebrate in a regal fashion.
E! LIVE FROM THE ROYAL WEDDING
LIVE Saturday May 19 at 7pm on E!
Live five hour broadcast with four host panel including E! Channel’s Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski.
THE ROYAL WEDDING LIVE WITH CORD AND TISH
LIVE Two Hour Special, Saturday May 19 at 9.30pm on FOX8 & The Comedy Channel (ad-break free) and stream On Demand
Love them or hate them, fictitious morning talk show hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan are back to cover The Royal Wedding! The quirky faux news anchors, played by comedic masterminds Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon, will leave no detail of the spectacular event alone when they provide exclusive coverage as only they know how.
E! THE ROYAL WEDDING RUNDOWN
One Hour Special, Sunday May 20 at 6pm on E!
This hour-long recap special will air following E!’s live coverage of the historic event bringing fans all the details from the star-studded celebrations.
OPERATION ROYAL WEDDING
Sunday May 27 at 6.30pm on National Geographic
On May 19 the world’s eyes will turn to the British town of Windsor where Prince Harry marries Hollywood princess Meghan Markle. As the world sighs a collective ‘ah’, National Geographic digs into the nitty gritty of exactly how a Royal Wedding is constructed.
Starring Meghan Markle:
Seasons 1 – 7 Marathon starting Wednesday May 16 from 6am on Universal Channel**
Universal’s smash hit series Suits starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, and Meghan Markle.
Premieres Saturday May 19 at 8pm on Universal Channel
Realising she has a recurring habit of picking the wrong type of guy, Cassandra Barber (Meghan Markle) turns to relationship expert, Dr. Susie, and her latest self-help book, “The Dater’s Handbook” to help with her ailing love life and must ultimately choose between reliable George (Jonathan Scarfe) and fun-loving Robert (Kristoffer Polaha).
Royal themed specials:
INSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Two Part Special, Monday May 7 & May 14 at 7.30pm on HISTORY Channel and stream On Demand
Buckingham Palace is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, an arena for national celebration, and a symbol of Britain. It is also a closed and secretive place, and has been the scene of scandals, infighting, and tragedies that often threatened to bring the British monarchy to its knees.
THE REAL PRINCESS DIARIES FROM DIANA TO MEGHAN
One Hour Special, Monday May 14 at 7.00pm on E! and stream On Demand
As the world awaits the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we pull back the curtain on the fairytale to reveal what it’s really like to marry into one of the most powerful and famous families on the planet. We’ll examine the trail blazed by Diana, how Kate Middleton has carried her torch into the 21st century, and how Meghan, the ultimate outsider, will forever change what it means to be a princess.
BRITAIN’S ROYAL WEDDINGS
Wednesday May 16 & Thursday May 17 at 8.30pm (Two Part Special) on UKTV and stream On Demand
The intimate story of Britain’s royal weddings, from the Queen Mother through to Princess Margaret, told from the point of view of the people who were there.
Wednesday May 16 & Thursday May 17 at 9.45pm (Two Part Special) on UKTV
Our Queen charts an extraordinary year in the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, with unique access to her family, to her staff, to her prime ministers and to her palaces.
PRINCE HARRY IN AFRICA
Friday 18 May at 8.30pm on UKTV
Prince Harry in Africa follows HRH Prince Harry on his return to Lesotho, in Africa, to continue the work of the charity he set up in the country a decade ago. Discover how the Prince has come to have such an understanding of their problems and how this led him to set up his own initiative, with the aim of supporting orphans and vulnerable children and helping them through education.
BORN TO ROYALTY
Friday 18 May at 9.30pm on UKTV
Born to Royalty is a feature-length celebration charting the history of the royal babies born in recent times.
INSIDE THE QUEEN’S GARDEN
Sunday May 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle
This documentary reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the centre of London.
Season 1, Sundays from May 13 at 9am on Lifestyle FOOD and stream On Demand
Season 2, Weeknights from Monday April 20 to Friday May 4 at 6.30pm on Lifestyle FOOD and stream On Demand
Michael Buerk presents a royal themed food program, celebrating dishes served from the time of King George IV to the current reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
INSIDE WINDSOR CASTLE
Four Part Special, Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20 at 9.30am on HISTORY Channel and stream On Demand
Uncover the scandals, triumphs and betrayals of the Royal family in this gripping four-part series.
THE QUEEN AT NINETY
Two Hour Special, Saturday May 19 at 7.30pm on HISTORY Channel
This wonderful, uplifting film captures historic scenes of the Queen at home and at work, along with many affectionate contributions from those who know Her Majesty best.
Foxtel’s On Demand will also stream Royal shows throughout May including Lifestyle’s three part series Inside Balmoral, two part special The Princes Vision, 40 Years of The Princes Trust, and The Royal Good Guys, and HISTORY Channel’s In Their Own Words and Diana: 20 Years On.
Royal programming stunts:
A ROYAL WEDDING WEEKEND
Friday May 18, Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20 from 12.30pm to 6.30pm on TLC
Including Say Yes to the Dress UK, Curvy Brides Boutique, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, Counting On, Sister Wives, and Little People, Big World specials.
CROWN JEWELS STUNT
Saturday May 19 & Sunday 20 from 9.00am to 7.00pm on The Comedy Channel
British themed stunt with episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway (UK), Lookalikes, Cuckoo, Almost Impossible Game Show (UK), and The Russell Howard Hour.
SAY I DO TO LAUGHS STUNT
Saturday May 19 from 10.30am to 7.30pm on 111
Themed episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, Malcolm in the Middle, The Nanny, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, The Office, My Names is Earl, and 30 Rock.
ROYAL WEDDING PROGRAMMING
Saturday May 19 from 12pm midday to 8.30pm on FOX Classics
Roman Holiday, The Philadelphia Story, The King and I, Are You Being Served (staff prepare for Royal visit episode), On The Buses (Dave is Best Man episode), Blackadder (Edmund to be married to girl named Bob episode), and ‘Allo ‘Allo (Marriage of Earnest and Fanny episode).
A ROYAL WEDDING STUNT
Saturday May 19 from 5.30pm to midnight on Arena
Episodes of Four Weddings on Arena, and Don’t Tell the Bride and My Big Fat Wedding are on Arena and also streaming On Demand.
A FAIRY-TALE ENDING
Saturday May 19 from 9.30am on Foxtel Movies DISNEY
Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time. The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2: Return To The Sea and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
Saturday May 19 from 12pm midday on Foxtel Movies ROMANCE
Four Weddings And A Funeral, The Wedding Planner, You, Me And Dupree, Runaway Bride, In Her Shoes, Why Him?, Maid In Manhattan and P.S. I Love You.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
Sunday May 20 from 6am on Foxtel Movies FAMILY
The Princess Bride, Ella Enchanted, The Prince & Me, The Prince & Me 2: The Royal Wedding, The Prince & Me 3: Royal Honeymoon, The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure, A Cinderella Story and A Cinderella Story: If The Shoe Fits.
BEST OF BRITISH THEME
Sunday May 20 on Foxtel Arts
Sunday Night At The Palladium at 8.30pm; Last Night Of The Proms 2014: Part I at 9.30pm; and Gustav Holst at 11pm.
V MUSIC CLIP SHOWS
Top 25: Music Royalty on Monday May 14 at 6pm; Top 25: Music Royalty on Wednesday May 16 at 12pm; Top 25: Let’s Get Married on Friday May 18 at 12pm midday; and Top 25: Let’s Get Married on Saturday May 19 at 4pm.
MAX MUSIC CLIP SHOWS
Top 10 Music Royalty on Thursday May 17 at 8am; PARTY MAX Top 100 Wedding dance floor faves! on Saturday May 19 at 4pm; and Top 25 Wedding Songs on Sunday May 20 at 9am.
SMOOTH MUSIC CLIP SHOWS
Perfect Playlist Wedding Songs on Friday May 18 at 11am; Perfect Playlist Fit for a Royal on Saturday May 19 at 8am; and Perfect Playlist Sweet Love on Sunday May 20 at 5pm.
CMC MUSIC CLIP SHOWS
30 Best Wedding Songs on Saturday May 19 at 12pm midday.
UKTV to air Live and Uninterrupted Coverage of the Royal Wedding on Saturday May 19
Get your fascinators and flags ready and switch on UKTV for the BBC’s live, uninterrupted coverage of the Royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple will exchange vows at 9pm (AEST) Saturday May 19 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle with The Archbishop of Canterbury to officiate as the couple make their marriage vows. Following the service, a Carriage Procession will commence at 10pm (AEST) from St Georges Chapel through Windsor Town returning to Windsor Castle via the Long Walk. UKTV will show the BBC’s main Royal wedding programme of the marriage itself and the Carriage Procession, with live coverage before and after. Exact timings TBC.
In the run up to the Royal wedding, UKTV will also be showing a collection of royal documentaries including:
Britain’s Royal Weddings (Wednesday 16th May & Thursday 17th May at 8.30pm) – The intimate story of Britain’s royal weddings, from the Queen Mother through to Princess Margaret, told from the point of view of the people who were there. Sophie Raworth discovers how traditions began, how weddings adapted to reflect the changing times, and what it is like to be part of staging an event that is watched by millions. It also charts how changing social attitudes and national circumstances have influenced what the public has come to expect from Britain’s royal weddings.
Our Queen (Wednesday 16th May & Thursday 17th May at 9.45pm) – An in-depth portrait of the world’s most famous woman by award winning producer/director Michael Waldman and bestselling royal writer Robert Hardman. Our Queen charts an extraordinary year in the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, with unique access to her family, to her staff, to her prime ministers and to her palaces. A world leader since the age of 25, how does she retain her hold on the nation’s affections when political and social currents have transformed so much around her? How does she stay true to the past, yet adapt to the present? This fascinating, observational documentary series is a study of leadership, judgement and character, of spectacular pageantry but also of great warmth and poignancy as it shows what this truly modern monarch means to Britain and the world.
Prince Harry in Africa (Friday 18th May at 8.30pm) – follows HRH Prince Harry on his return to Lesotho, in Africa, to continue the work of the charity he set up in the country a decade ago.
Featuring footage of Prince Harry getting his hands dirty and interacting with the local children, the film will discover how the Prince has come to have such an understanding of their problems and how this led him to set up his own initiative, with the aim of supporting orphans and vulnerable children and helping them through education.
The documentary will also capture the moment that Prince Harry is reunited with Mutsu, a local teenager who the Prince met on his first visit to Lesotho, and who have kept in regular contact, both knowing first-hand what is was like growing up without a parent.
Born to Royalty (Friday 18th May at 9.30pm) – a feature-length celebration charting the history of the royal babies born in recent times. In this insightful documentary, we celebrate the birth of William and Kate’s first child, the great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, with a fascinating portrait of the life that lies ahead for the child who is born to reign.
Said Tim Christlieb, Director of Branded Services, BBC Studios, Australia and New Zealand: ‘No-one does a Royal wedding quite like the Brits. People will be lining the streets and tuning in all around the world to celebrate and as the Australian home of great British events, UKTV will be right there with the very best, uninterrupted, extended coverage direct from the BBC. This is an iconic, global event and we intend to enjoy every moment of it.’
Four Royal Weddings & a Funeral (alternate title: Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings)
Sunday May 13 at 6.30pm
The title charts Harry’s journey from a childhood touched by grief, through active service as a soldier in Afghanistan and his later international charity work, to his upcoming wedding to the girl of his dreams, through the prism of the most important turning points in his life – four royal weddings and the tragic death of his mother. This is Harry’s story told in a new and unique way, featuring stunning royal footage, dramatic newsreel and insightful and entertaining commentary from royal sources, historians, journalists and figures from throughout his life and career.
Operation Royal Wedding
Sunday May 27 at 6.30pm
At 1200 GMT on Saturday 19th May, the world’s eyes will turn to the small British market town of Windsor, to witness the wedding of Royal Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But what does it take to stage the greatest show on earth which will be watched by an estimated 2.8 billion people in more than 180 countries across the globe? With unprecedented and exclusive access to many of the key elements of the biggest event in recent British history, Operation Royal Wedding reveals the behind the scenes story of a nation pulling together to create a world class event and celebrates the unsung heroes who make it all happen.
As the Royals and A-list stars converge on Windsor, England to celebrate the upcoming fairy tale nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, E! builds on its continued coverage of the Royal Family culminating with the event of the year. The network’s coverage begins on Monday May 14 at 7pm with The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan wedding special, breaking down the future of the modern day Princess through the lives of three trailblazing women: Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle. Then on Saturday May 19 at 7pm, reporting live, direct from Windsor Castle, E! Live From The Royal Wedding featuring pop culture expert Giuliana Rancic, celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, royal expert E! News Chief Correspondent Melanie Bromley, and E! UK TV host Sarah-Jane Crawford provides viewers with unparalleled and unpredictable, five-hour, cross-platform coverage from multiple vantage points. E!’s coverage continues with E! Royal Wedding Rundown, an hour-long recap special of the historic event, on Sunday May 20 at 6pm. The special and day of live coverage will be produced by Wilshire Studios.
The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan special features a roster of royal, pop culture, and style experts including Karamo Brown (Queer Eye), Michelle Lee (Editor-In-Chief, Allure Magazine), Melanie Bromley, Zanna Roberts Rassi (Senior Fashion Editor, Marie Claire U.S. Magazine), Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (The Fug Girls, “gofugyourself”), and more. The special will look at how these modern day royals are redefining what that means through their lifestyles, fashion and philanthropy. Viewers will also get a chance to look back at how Diana set the standard for future generations, how Kate has carried that torch, and how Meghan will further redefine what the world thinks of the British royal family. These royal insiders will revisit the lavish weddings of Diana and Kate, and make predictions of what’s to come for Meghan’s big day.
E! News will also have dedicated Royal Wedding coverage in the week leading up to the ceremony as E!’s resident royal expert Melanie Bromley does comprehensive reporting live in London and Windsor, England with up-to-the-minute updates on Prince Harry and Meghan, along with final preparations for the high-profile nuptials, kicking off Tuesday May 15 at 3pm on Daily Pop and 6pm on E! News. Plus, E! News’ coverage will dive deep into these refreshingly modern pop-cultural darlings and their captivating, storybook-like romance, and bring fans all of the details from the star-studded celebrations.
Fans can also follow key moments as the day unfolds on E! Online and across E!’s social platforms (Instagram & Facebook).
Monday May 14 at 7pm
E!’s royal wedding special The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan will discuss the evolution of royal life and the future of the modern day Princess through the lives of three trailblazing women: Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle.
Tuesday May 15 at 3pm (Daily Pop) and 6pm (E! News)
In the week leading up to the ceremony, Daily Pop and E! News will deliver dedicated Royal Wedding coverage as E!’s resident royal expert Melanie Bromley does comprehensive reporting live in London and Windsor, England with up-to-the-minute updates on Prince Harry and Meghan, along with final preparations for the high-profile nuptials. Plus, E! News’ coverage will bring fans all of the details from the star-studded celebrations.
Saturday May 19 at 7pm
E! Live From the Royal Wedding – the network’s unparalleled and unpredictable five-hour wedding coverage – hosted by pop culture expert Giuliana Rancic, celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, royal expert E! News Chief Correspondent Melanie Bromley, and E! UK TV host Sarah-Jane Crawford.
Sunday May 20 at 6pm
E! Royal Wedding Rundown, E!’s coverage continues with an hour-long recap special of the historic event.
In just a few short weeks, Prince Harry and his American Princess Meghan Markle will tie the knot in the most anticipated wedding of the year. The whole world will be watching, but will Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer approve of Meghan’s gown? For the first time ever, TLC’s top bridal experts come together in a one-off special to celebrate the royal couple’s real-life fairy tale in Harry & Meghan Said Yes, premiering Monday 21 May at 7.30pm on TLC.
Watching and offering their expert opinions, unique insights and unrestrained reactions are Princess Diana’s royal designer and host of Say Yes to the Dress: UK, David Emanuel, and fashion director and host of Say Yes to the Dress, Randy Fenoli. David and Randy will be joined by Curvy Brides’ Boutique duo Jo Cooke and Alison Law; reality bride and groom to be, Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen; and bridal experts Monte Durham and Lori Allen.
What will David Emanuel make of Markle’s sparkle? Who are Randy’s fashion ‘hits’ and ‘misses’? Who do Jo and Alison think stand out in the crowd, and what will send Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen into fits of giggles? Celebrate the biggest of big days with TLC’s most outrageous and entertaining wedding-istas.
Featuring archive footage from previous royal weddings, special moments from Harry and Meghan’s big day, and exclusive commentary from royal designer David Emanuel, Harry and Meghan Said Yes is your comprehensive guide to the biggest event of the year.
As the home of weddings, TLC is celebrating the royal couple’s pending nuptials over a long weekend of matrimony. Starting Friday 18 May from 12.30pm, TLC’s bridal blitz will include specials from: Say Yes to the Dress UK, Curvy Brides Boutique, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, Counting On, Sister Wives, and Little People, Big World.
Harry & Meghan Said Yes is produced by ITN Productions.
Live from Windsor, CNN’s team of anchors, correspondents and contributors will cover the much-anticipated Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle beginning at 18:00 AEST on May 19th. Coverage will include guest arrivals and fashion, as well as the ceremonial traditions from the historic Windsor Castle and St. George’s Chapel.
CNN’s special live programming of the wedding will be anchored by Anderson Cooper, Alisyn Camerota and Don Lemon along with CNN’s Royal correspondent Max Foster, CNNI anchor Richard Quest, senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward and fashion expert Joe Zee. Rounding out the team will be CNN Royal commentators Victoria Arbiter and Kate Williams, culture commentator Bonnie Greer, CNN contributor and author Sally Bedell Smith, Prince Harry biographer Angela Levin and Boston University dean and Megan Markle’s former theater professor at Northwestern University, Dr. Harvey Young. Reporting throughout the day from various locations and events around Windsor, will be CNN reporters Kate Bennett, Jason Carroll, Bianca Nobilo, Isa Soares and Nick Watt.
CNN’s royal wedding day coverage will follow the procession as it makes its way to the castle along the riverbank with multiple views of St. George’s Chapel and will be simulcast across CNN/U.S., CNN International and HLN Headline News.