Four months ago, the entire world witnessed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, which was broadcast across all major television networks, including BBC, NBC, E!, PBS, and Fox. (Kensington Palace even provided a livestream!) However, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank may not be in luck with the same coverage for their wedding on Friday, October 12.
Eugenie, the first cousin of Prince Harry and Prince William, is set to marry longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle-the same location Harry and Meghan had their wedding. Even though their ceremony will include 200+ more people than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's special day, BBC reportedly won't air the wedding because "they think the ratings will flop."
According to the Daily Mail, the network turned down the request of Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie's father, to broadcast the wedding because "they don’t think enough people will tune in and there isn’t enough support for the Yorks." A few days later, Cosmopolitan U.K. reached out to BBC, who revealed that "there will be news coverage of the wedding across our services." The network did not comment on the initial denial due to ratings or whether they'll actually be live streaming it.
There are two networks, however, who have confirmed that they will definitely be airing Eugenie's wedding. ITV, a popular commercial television channel in the U.K., will air the wedding on ITV’s This Morning, a broadcast hosted by Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes. And if you live in the U.S., BAZAAR.com received exclusive confirmation that TLC will air Eugenie's wedding in a three-hour broadcast called Royal Wedding Live: Princess Eugenie starting at 4:25 a.m. EST with ITV's hosts. If you don't have a TV, you can stream the wedding on TLC's website and watch the taping on the TLC Go app.
You can also livestream the wedding on the Duke of York's social media channels or the Royal Family's official accounts.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. London time, which means 6 a.m. EST/3 a.m. PST. You'll definitely want to set an alarm (or five).
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