ROYAL WEDDING WATCH
Airs Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11 p.m. + live wedding broadcast Saturday, May 19 at 1 a.m. on KPBS TV
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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—Join PBS for ROYAL WEDDING WATCH, a Special Nightly Series on the Marriage of Prince Harry of Wales and American Meghan Markle—
ROYAL WEDDING WATCH will be hosted by American news anchor Meredith Vieira and British television presenter Matt Baker, who will update viewers on the preparations for the much-anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle.
During the week prior to the ceremony, which will occur in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor, the hosts will be joined in-studio by experts, commentators and special guests.
BBC presenter and host Anita Rani will report live from Windsor each night, and English historian Lucy Worsley, Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, will delve into the pageantry, pomp and protocol surrounding Harry and Meghan’s nuptials.
“Americans find the British royals incredibly fascinating, and ROYAL WEDDING WATCH is the ultimate backgrounder leading up to this historic moment when our American beauty marries her prince,” Meredith Vieira said.
ROYAL WEDDING WATCH will also showcase Britain’s rich royal heritage and illuminate how history and tradition will influence the union of this modern couple.
“From cakes to choristers, banquets to bouquets, gowns to crowns, viewers will get a fun and informative insider’s briefing on royal etiquette, an unprecedented look at the elaborate planning, secrecy and care that goes into this royal wedding that has captured the imagination of people around the world,” said Shawn Halford, PBS’ senior director, Programming.
Lisa Ausden, creative director, BBC Studios’ Topical and Live Unit, added: “BBC Studios is thrilled to be working with PBS in this unique collaboration, giving U.S. viewers a front row seat in the build-up to the big day. We’ll capture all the excitement as Windsor becomes the focus of the world, and we’ll have unrivaled expertise in our central London studio to discuss the history and tradition of royal weddings, plus, of course, the romance which brought the Prince and his American bride together.”
“A Wedding Is Announced” airs Monday, May 14 at 11 p.m. - Join hosts Meredith Vieira and Matt Baker to learn more about Prince Henry and Meghan Markle and discover what it takes to be a royal bride in training. Historian Lucy Worsley reveals how Queen Victoria set the trend for the modern white wedding.
“What To Wear” airs Tuesday, May 15 at 11 p.m. - Follow historian Lucy Worsley into the archives to see dresses chosen by previous royal brides. Experts and commentators join Meredith Vieira and Matt Baker to determine why royal style is dictated as much by protocol and etiquette as by fashion.
“Ceremony” airs Wednesday, May 16 at 11 p.m. - Examine the ceremony and traditions at the heart of a royal wedding, which even a modern couple must follow. Experts, commentators and guests dissect the finer points of royal protocol, while Lucy Worsley surveys the history of royal marriages.
“How To Celebrate” airs Thursday, May 17 at 11 p.m. - Learn how the royal family celebrates a royal marriage. Experts and commentators join Vieira and Baker to talk about everything from the carriage procession to the cake. Anita Rani reports from Windsor Castle, where preparations are in full swing.
“Happily Ever After” airs Friday, May 18 at 11 p.m. - Join Vieira and Baker and experts, commentators and guests for the final countdown. Anita Rani reports from Windsor, where crowds gather for the celebrations. Historian Lucy Worsley explores Kensington Palace, soon to be Meghan and Harry's new home.
Live broadcast of the royal wedding begins on Saturday, May 19 at 1 a.m.
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