Here's when the royal wedding will air in the United States — and it's early, so set your DVRs
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t be getting married for another few weeks but that hasn’t stopped the majority of the world from prepping for one of the biggest cultural events of the year. While the U.S. is always tuned in to the happenings of the royals, these particular nuptials are a pretty big deal for us as an American is marrying into the royal family.
And just like millions of Americans watched Prince William and Kate Middleton get married back in 2011, we definitely want to see our girl Meghan become a princess — okay, fine, a duchess.
The royal wedding will take place on May 19th, in St George’s Chapel, which is located on the sprawling grounds of Windsor Castle, a royal residence in Berkshire. While only 600 of the luckiest (and most notable) people in the world will get a front row ticket to the wedding of the year — over 2,500 people will be on the grounds to celebrate the big day — the event will be televised live for those of us who didn’t score a ticket.
That’s right, those tuning in will be able to see Prince Harry and Meghan get married as it happens.
But while the royal wedding begins at noon local time on May 19th, it means us Americans looking to watch from home will have to start our Saturdays bright and early to catch it. In the U.S., the wedding will begin promptly at 7 a.m. ET/ 4 a.m. PT — with pre-wedding coverage beginning as early as 4 a.m. ET.
On CBS, CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King and Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier are teaming up for the network’s live coverage of the big event, beginning at 4 a.m. ET on the day of the wedding. That evening, as the newlyweds and the rest of the royals celebrate at the reception, the network will air a two-hour special looking back at the relationship between Prince Harry and Meghan.
Meanwhile The Today Show will kick off their coverage with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb anchoring live from Windsor beginning at 4:30 a.m. ET, with Megyn Kelly, Kathie Lee Gifford, Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones also assisting locally.
The countdown to the wedding is officially on and we’re so excited to be able to watch it live from the U.S. — but we’re definitely going to need to brew a pot of coffee or five to be totally ready to celebrate.