How to Watch the Royal Wedding — and What Time to Tune In
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding day is nearly here. There are just hours to go until these two tie the knot in the biggest wedding of the year, which means it’s time for all of us mere commoners to get prepared. Here are all the details on how you can watch the royal wedding, no matter where you are.
What time does the royal wedding start?
Meghan and Harry’s wedding begins this Saturday, May 19, at noon London time, which means it will be an early morning for American fans. If you're watching from the U.S., you’ll have to be up and in front of a T.V. or computer by 7 a.m. Eastern, 4 a.m. Pacific.
How can I watch the royal wedding on T.V.?
Nearly every major cable outlet is expected to air the event, so really you can play remote roulette, pick just about any channel, and be safe.
But, to make it more interesting, you could tune into some of the pre-wedding coverage on channels like NBC and CNN, or have even more laughs by watching HBO’s wedding special hosted by Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon.
Looking for on-the-scene fashion coverage? Tune into E!, where Giuliana Rancic will be on hand to lead a panel of experts in discussions about everyone’s attire.
How can I watch the royal wedding online if I don't have cable?
A number of outlets will be streaming the wedding, including PeopleTV, The New York Times, and BBC. ABC will also show its five-hour special on ABCNews.com beginning at 5 a.m. EST. Additionally, Reuters will stream the wedding at reuters.tv/live, and on its iOS and Android apps, Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.
Where can I watch the royal wedding in Windsor?
According to BBC, the town of Windsor has set up several viewing areas along the wedding’s procession route. Though, if you’re there you may want to find your spot early to ensure a good viewing location.
Big-screen T.V.s are also being set up to show live footage of the wedding on the Long Walk and in Alexandra Gardens in Windsor.
At 1 p.m. local time, Meghan and Harry will then travel through the town in an Ascot Landau carriage. The carriage will leave Castle Hill, travel through Windsor, and proceed up the Long Walk.
What time will royal wedding guests arrive at Windsor Castle?
Other wedding guests are expected to arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. by coach. At 11:20 a.m. the members of the royal family will arrive. At 11:55 a.m. the Queen will arrive. She will be the last person to arrive at the church before Meghan.
Finally, at 11:59 a.m. Meghan will pull up to the church to meet her prince charming. At 12, their wedding will begin. By 1 p.m. the service will be over and the couple will make their way to their procession.
How can I stay up to date on the latest royal wedding news?
You’ve come to the right place! Stay tuned to Travel + Leisure's royal wedding section all morning long for everything royal wedding related. And don't forget to read up on Harry and Meghan's royal honeymoon location, too.