Where to watch the royal wedding on TV
In case your invitation got lost in the mail, our royal wedding TV guide will show you the best places to watch the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. Whether you plan on having a watch party or are just planning on watching it in your PJs (live coverage starts around 3 a.m.), be in the know with our royal wedding guide.
The royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton is this Friday, April 29th, 2011. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. in London – which means 3 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Set your alarms, auto-set the coffee and get ready to wach the extravagant $32 million royal wedding! But what channel should you tune into on TV?
The BBC is planning on two days of royal wedding coverage, while TLC is hosting a party in New York's Times Square with giant billboards telecasting the wedding.
If you are not in NYC, here is a round-up of where you can watch the Royal Wedding on TV this Friday. Please note that all times are in EDT and are subject to change:
- SheKnows: Catch a live stream of the royal wedding on SheKnows! We will also be furiously posting updates and pics, so stay tuned!
- MSNBC and BBC America: Coverage starts at 3 a.m. EDT; BBC coverage lasts until 7p.m.
- ABC: Coverage runs from 4 a.m.-10 a.m.; Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters anchoring, as well as India Hicks who was a bridesmaid for Princess Diana
- NBC: Coverage runs from 4 a.m. – 10 a.m.; Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Al Roker and Brian Williams anchoring
- Fox News: Coverage runs from 4 a.m.- 9 a.m.; Shepard Smith and Joan Lunden and royal butler Paul Burrell
- CNN: Coverage runs from 4 a.m.-10 a.m.; anchored by Anderson Cooper, Morgan Piers and Cat Deeley
- CBS:Coverage runs from 5 a.m.-11 a.m.; Katie Couric and Erica Hill anchoring
- TLC : Coverage runs from 4 a.m.-11 a.m.; anchored by Clinton Kelly and Randy Fenoli
- E!: Coverage runs from 4 a.m.- 9 a.m.
If you sleep through your alarm, don't worry!
Although early guests are expected to arrive at 3:15 a.m., many of the main wedding party will not arrive until later. Prince William will arrive at 5:10 a.m., Prince Charles at 5:38 a.m., Queen Elizabeth at 5:40 a.m. and Kate Middleton at 5:50 a.m.
The ceremony will begin at 6 a.m. and you can watch the carriage procession at 7:15 a.m. followed by the balcony waving at 8:25 a.m.
If you miss the early morning royal wedding, you can catch a highlight film re-playing the royal wedding every two hours until 5 am Saturday on BBC America. Prime time TV on Friday will have all almost all of the major networks doing a wedding re-cap.