Here's Your Definitive Guide For Planning Your Very Own Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Are you ready for the royal wedding of the decade? It's just four days away!
Nothing comes close to the experience of watching royal nuptials take place.
With a real-life prince and princess (or duke and duchess) exchanging "I do's" at a grand altar, a beautiful wedding gown, an enchanting venue, thousands of flowers dotting the scene, hundreds of elegantly dressed guests, and an adoring crowd cheering and waving at the gates, a royal wedding really is a fairytale come to life.
For this generation, that fairytale is none other than Hollywood actress Meghan Markle and British monarch Prince Harry's springtime wedding scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 19 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, London.
If you're anything like us, you've probably already set a time and place for when you and your friends can cozy up together to watch the day's events unfold. But if you haven't, worry not; we got you covered!
Here's everything you need to know about where you can catch the royal wedding.
Tune into BBC who's set to cover the royal wedding from different perspectives from 9am to 2pm, London time. If you want to experience the ceremony as if you were one of the many royal admirers in the crowd, don't miss their royal wedding special!
Reporters Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young, and Dermot O'Leary will be leading the event's coverage. They'll be stationed at Windsor Castle's grounds and moat where the wedding is set to begin, as well as the roof of the Windsor Guard Room that always provide a spectacular view of major royal events like this.
Alternatively, TLC will be airing a four-hour live feed of the royal wedding scheduled at 5 a.m. ET on May 19, followed by the premiere of TLC's special feature Royal Wedding Revealed set to air at 10 p.m. ET.
TLC's coverage is perfect for anyone who sin't satisfied with simply seeing the days events. They'll have Randy Fenoli, Lori Allen, and Monte Durham of Say Yes to the Dress on board, along with style experts George Kotsiopoulos and Hayley Paige to provide live, insightful commentary and live tweets during the hour-long special feature!
Are you looking for a different spin to the coverage of the royal wedding?
Anyone familiar with the British monarchy and its traditions can foresee that this wedding will follow the highest standards of formality. But those who manage to catch HBO's royal wedding coverage hosted by comedians Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon might be in for a special treat. They're sure to provide a ton of laughs while injecting their signature sense of humor all throughout the ceremony.
Catch this funny duo on HBO at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Television's entertainment capital E! won't be missing in action. The channel's wedding coverage will begin at 5 a.m. ET, just in time to catch guests' arrival, and ends at 10 a.m. ET. The five-hour coverage will be long enough to catch the ceremony, traditional parade around Windsor, and—fingers crossed—the married couple's first public kiss!
Beginning at around 5 a.m. ET, live streams of the royal wedding can be viewed on these news outlets' websites:
- ABC: ABCNews.com or GoodMorningAmerica.com
- BBC America
- The New York Times
- CBS: https://www.cbsnews.com/live/ As an additional option, CBS' online platforms will also feature the wedding's live stream.
Now that you have the most important part of your viewing party taken care of, why not go the extra mile to make an event out of your viewing party?
Suggest an English-themed potluck to your friends (read: Shepherd's Pie, scones and clotted cream, fish and chips, some finger sandwiches and tea) and if you're up for it, dress up and bring playful props! If you come in your best fascinators and formal outfits fit for the Queen herself and have little Union Jack flags ready for waving, the whole group is bound to have a blast!
Cover and content image from @kensingtonroyal