Here’s How to Watch Princess Eugenie’s Wedding
Princess Eugenie’s wedding date is fast approaching, so it’s officially time for royal family fans to start getting excited. She’s set to tie the knot with Jack Brooksbank on Oct. 12, 2018 — at none other than St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Why is this location significant, you may ask? Well, it’s the exact same venue that held Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19 of the same year.
Even though Eugenie and Brooksbank’s wedding isn’t generating quite as much hype as Harry and Markle’s, die-hard royal fans will still want to watch every second of it. And while the wedding won’t be televised globally like it was for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, you’ll still have other ways to watch the nuptials.
ITV will air the royal wedding
Typically, BBC is the prime network for royal wedding coverage. However, the British network has broken tradition by opting against airing the wedding. A source revealed, “From the outset the instruction from the very top was that Eugenie’s wedding must be televised. The BBC was approached because they have a special relationship with Buckingham Palace and a formula that works. But they turned it down because they don’t think enough people will tune in and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks.”
Luckily, another British network, ITV, has stepped in to make sure Eugenie’s wedding gets the coverage it deserves. ITV will air the wedding as a three-hour special during their daytime talk show, This Morning. This segment, however, will have its own name: This Morning at the Royal Wedding. According to Newsweek, the wedding coverage will include commentary from Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford (the program’s daily hosts, who just so happen to be husband and wife).
ITV confirmed the details in a statement on their website: “This Morning at the Royal Wedding will capture the atmosphere and arrivals at St George’s Chapel, with Eamonn and Ruth joined by guests, commentators, and experts for this specially extended programme.”
Will the wedding be available to watch in the U.S.?
While it has not yet been reported whether or not any U.S. networks will air the wedding, you won’t be completely out of luck. ITV streams content online, according to InStyle, so you’ll just need to have access to the internet. Plus, Twitter is always a great place for royal wedding coverage, so there’s no chance you’ll miss a single detail.
What time will the royal wedding begin?
The broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. local time on Oct. 12, 2018, which will include the arrival of guests and Eugenie herself. Depending on your time zone, you’ll have to plan accordingly for when you should tune in. If you’re in the Eastern Time Zone, prepare to either wake up early or stay up all night — because the start time will be at 5 a.m. ET.
The wedding ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. local time (6 a.m. ET), which will last until Eugenie and Brooksbank complete their vows. ITV will also offer a glimpse of the newlyweds as they leave the venue.
At 8 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET), you’ll also be able to catch highlight coverage from the wedding on ITV. The program will be called The Royal Wedding: A Family Celebration.