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Options abound for watching the royal wedding on TV

Merchandise is displayed for sale in a shop window in Windsor, England, on Monday. Preparations are being made in the town ahead of the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that will take place in Windsor on Saturday.
Merchandise is displayed for sale in a shop window in Windsor, England, on Monday. Preparations are being made in the town ahead of the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that will take place in Windsor on Saturday.

NEW YORK – The bad news: You don’t have a ticket to Windsor Castle to watch the wedding on Saturday of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The good news: There are plenty of options for watching it live from the comfort of your couch.


All four hours of “Today” are devoted to the wedding, beginning at 3:30 a.m. with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb reporting live from “an exclusive vantage point overlooking Windsor Castle.” Megyn Kelly, Al Roker and Kathie Lee Gifford, as well as various correspondents, will also be on hand.

FOX News

Live coverage starts at 5 a.m. co-anchored by Shepard Smith and Sandra Smith from outside St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Ainsley Earhardt will also take part, co-hosting “FOX & Friends Weekend” live beginning at 4 a.m. and then joining coverage of the main event at 5 a.m.


A five-hour live edition of “Good Morning America” from Windsor Castle starts at 4 a.m., hosted by “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts and “World News Tonight” anchor David Muir, along with a team of reporters and royal experts. It will also stream on and

BBC America

Beginning at 3 a.m., the network is airing a live and direct simulcast of BBC One’s coverage with limited commercial breaks. BBC America will also air wedding highlights throughout the day and an encore presentation of the wedding at 9 p.m.


Anderson Cooper, Alisyn Camerota and Don Lemon will anchor coverage at 4 a.m., along with royal correspondent Max Foster, CNNI anchor Richard Quest, senior international correspondent Clarissa Ward and fashion expert Joe Zee. CNN will replay the nuptials at 7 p.m. Saturday. HLN will re-air at 2 p.m.


Five-hour live coverage from Windsor Castle starts at 4 a.m. with commentary from Giuliana Rancic, fashion stylist Brad Goreski and royal expert Melanie Bromley. The network will air “E! Royal Wedding Rundown,” an hour-long recap special, at 6 p.m.


PBS will also be showing the wedding live at 3 a.m. The coverage will include BBC presenters Kirsty Young, Huw Edwards, Dermot O’Leary, Tina Daheley, Alex Jones, Ore Oduba and Anita Rani.


“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King and “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Kevin Frazier will anchor coverage from Windsor Castle, starting at 3 a.m. The coverage will be televised and streamed live on CBSN.


Joy Reid will anchor coverage of the royal wedding on MSNBC from New York starting at 3 a.m., while Stephanie Ruhle and Katy Tur will report live from Windsor.


Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon will cover the wedding as their fictional TV anchor personas, Cord and Tish, for a TV-14, two-hour live special on HBO starting at 6:30 a.m. Tim Meadows and other special guests are expected and there will be prime-time replays later.


The subscription streaming video service from BBC Studios and ITV will offer a live stream of ITV’s broadcast, which will be anchored by Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham. The live stream will begin at 4:30 a.m. CDT and will also have time-shifted streams for EDT and PDT viewers. In addition to live rolling coverage, there will a special hour-long highlights show after the wedding.


Starting at 4 a.m., journalist Maria Celeste Arraras will lead the Spanish-language coverage of Telemundo, produced in collaboration with NBC and featuring conversations with experts and correspondents in Windsor, London and Rosarito, the Mexican town where the father of the future princess lives.

Movie Theaters

Fathom Events and BritBox will present “Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wedding “ in nearly 200 U.S. cinemas on Saturday at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets vary from location, are around $10 to $14 and can be purchased in advance or online at

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