Go behind the headlines of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and the U.S.’s own Meghan Markle before the happy event! We’ll delve into the history, ceremony and traditions shaping the nuptials with Meredith Viera and U.K. host Matt Baker in a special series of episodes beginning Monday, May 14, at 9 p.m. Then, get ready to celebrate (or record if you’re sleeping in) with live coverage of the wedding Saturday, May 19, from 3-8 a.m.
Royal Wedding Watch
“A Wedding Is Announced” — Monday, May 14, 9 p.m.
Learn more about Prince Henry and Meghan Markle and discover what it takes to be a royal bride in training. Historian Lucy Worsley will also reveal Queen Victoria’s role in setting the trend for a modern, white wedding.
“What to Wear” — Tuesday, May 15, 9 p.m.
Take a trip into the archives to see the dresses chosen by previous royal brides. Experts and commentators will join our hosts to determine why royal style is dictated as much by protocol and etiquette as by fashion.
“Ceremony” — Wednesday, May 16, 9 p.m.
Examine the ceremony and traditions at the heart of a royal wedding, which even a modern couple must follow. We’ll also hear the experts, commentators and guests delve into the finer points of royal protocol and survey the history of royal weddings.
“How to Celebrate” — Thursday, May 17, 9 p.m.
How does the royal family celebrate a royal marriage? Find out about everything — from the procession to the cake — and join Anita Rani as she reports from Windsor Castle, where preparations will be in full swing!
“Happily Ever After” — Friday, May 18, 9:30 p.m.
With the final countdown at hand, join reports from Windsor, where crowds gather for the celebrations. We’ll also join historian Lucy Worsley to explore Kensington Palace, soon to be Meghan and Harry’s new home.
“The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle” — Saturday, May 19, 3-8 a.m.
May 14-17 at 9 each night
May 18, 9:30 p.m.
“The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry & Meghan Markle”
Saturday, May 19, 3-8 a.m.