Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

UPDATES: See below for new information about encore air dates and streaming options!

CPTV is pleased to announce that it will feature special programming leading up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018.

On Monday-Thursday, May 14-17, starting at 10 p.m., and Friday, May 18, starting at 10:30 p.m., CPTV will feature PBS and BBC’s five-part Royal Wedding Watch series.

Then, tune in to CPTV on the morning of Saturday, May 19 for coverage of the wedding itself, which will take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor.

Meredith Viera, co-host of “Royal Wedding Watch”

Produced by BBC Studios’ Topical and Live Unit and coming nightly from London, 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 wedding.

Matt Baker, co-host of “Royal Wedding Watch”

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.

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.

Episodes of Royal Wedding Watch will include:

  • “Part 1: A Wedding Is Announced,” Airing Monday, May 14
    Part 1 is now available to stream for a limited time! Click here>>
  • “Part 2: What to Wear,” Airing Tuesday, May 15
    Part 2 is now available to stream for a limited time! Click here>>
  • “Part 3: Ceremony,” Airing Wednesday, May 16
    Part 3 is now available to stream for a limited time! Click here>>
  • “Part 4: How to Celebrate,” Airing Thursday, May 17
    Part 4 is now available to stream for a limited time! Click here>>
  • “Part 5: Happily Ever After,” Airing Friday, May 18

Then, on Saturday, May 19, CPTV airs live coverage of the wedding itself. This coverage will feature BBC anchors, and will air from 4 a.m. until approximately 9 a.m.

And in case you miss any of it, on Sunday, May 20 on CPTV Spirit, all five episodes of Royal Wedding Watch will encore back-to-back from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Then, the coverage of the wedding itself will encore starting at 12 p.m.

Don’t miss all the romance, history, and fun!


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