The Royal Wedding Timeline: How and When to Watch


Planning on watching tomorrow’s big wedding just like the rest of us? This royal wedding timeline will figure out the who, what, when, and where of it all!

Here are the stations that will be airing coverage of the royal wedding, and when (all times are EST unless noted)

ABC: 5 a.m.

CBS: 4 a.m.

NBC: 4:30 a.m. (they have an exclusive view of Windsor Castle to watch the festivities)

Telemundo: 5 a.m.

E!: 5 a.m.

HBO: 7:30 a.m. with “The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish!” — the Rose Parade characters played by Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon.

CNN: 4 a.m. with Anderson Cooper

Fox: 5 a.m.

PBS: They will begin broadcasting BBC’s coverage at 4 a.m.

BBC America: 4 a.m.

Here’s how the wedding day will unfold so you know when you might want to tune in:

4 a.m. (9 a.m. British time)

Members of the public who have been invited inside the grounds of Windsor Castle arrive.


4:30 a.m.-6 a.m.

Wedding guests arrive at Windsor Castle’s Round Tower by coach. The wedding guests will then be escorted to St. George’s Chapel, where the ceremony will take place.

6:20 a.m.

Prince Harry and Best Man Prince William will arrive at St. George’s Chapel, most likely on foot. Around the same time Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland will begin to travel towards Windsor Castle from their hotel, passing the public along the way.

6:25 a.m.

Members of the royal family begin to arrive at the chapel’s Galiliee Porch.

Map via USA Today

6:40 a.m.

Prince Harry and Prince William make their way to the chapel’s west door.

6:42 a.m.

The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrive at the Galilee Porch, followed shortly by Doria Ragland at 6:45.

6:52 a.m.

The Queen will arive at the Galilee Porch.

Meghan Markle will then walk unescorted down the aisle of the chapel nave before meeting her young bridesmaids and page boys for the first part of the procession. Prince Charles will then join her when she reaches the Quire.

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

The wedding ceremony begins

8 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

After they say “I will” and leave the chapel, they will greet key wedding guests before getting into their horse-drawn carriage. Their journey will take them through the streets of Windsor (approximately 20 minutes).

From there the couple will enjoy a luncheon at Windsor Castle thrown by the Queen, followed by a more intimate evening reception thrown by Prince Charles for approximately 200 guests.

Wondering who will perform and how much the whole thing is going to cost? LISTEN TO OUR ROYAL WEDDING PODCAST where we talk about everything from the engagement rings to the wedding cake.




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