The Royal Wedding on KUED
On Sunday, May 19, PBS offers BBC News coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle live from St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. KUED will air live coverage of the wedding beginning at 2:30 am. MST on Saturday, May 19. The coverage, which starts with the build-up to the ceremony and a parade and celebrations following the wedding, is expected to last five hours. The ceremony itself, starts at 5:00 a.m. MST.
Each weeknight from May 14-18 leading up to the wedding, PBS presents Royal Wedding Watch, a series of programs highlighting preparations in London that week, with highlights on royal wedding etiquette and protocol.
Royal Wedding Watch, airing at 9:00 p.m. May 14 through 17 and 9:30 p.m. on May 18, is the ultimate backgrounder for royal fans anticipating the wedding. Over five nights the series goes behind the headlines to explore the history, ceremony, and traditions shaping this most modern of Royal romances. Experts, commentators, and guests join BBC hosts in the London studio to explore the bigger picture, while reporter Anita Rani is on location in Windsor where preparations for the wedding are well under way.
In the first episode, Historian Lucy Worsley reveals the story of how Queen Victoria set the trend for the modern white wedding, and relates what it takes to be a Royal bride in training.
The countdown to the Royal Wedding continues with news from London while revealing the centuries old traditions behind the ceremony. Royal weddings are shrouded in secrecy and no secret is more closely guarded than that of the dress. As speculation grows about what Meghan is wearing, historian Lucy Worsley steps into the archive to look at the dresses chosen by previous Royal brides. Back in the studio, experts and commentators join hosts to reveal why Royal style is dictated as much by protocol and etiquette as it is by fashion.
The third episode explores the ceremony and traditions at the heart of a Royal Wedding. Meghan and Harry might be a very modern couple but there are still some rules they need to follow. Experts, commentators, and guests dissect the finer points of Royal protocol while Worsley explores the history of Royal marriages.
With just two days to go until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry in Windsor, the fourth episode shows how Royals celebrate a Royal Marriage. Worsley heads to Hampton Court Palace to discover the secrets behind a State banquet while, back in the studio, experts and commentators join hosts to talk about everything from the carriage procession to the cake. Will Harry and Meghan’s Lemon and Elderflower creation match the Queen and Philip’s 9-foot-high fruitcake baked for their marriage in 1947?
On the eve of the wedding, the dress is chosen, the uniforms are pressed, the trumpeters are ready.
Worsley steps into the past to explore Kensington Palace, traditionally the fashionable London base for young Royal families and soon to be Meghan’s new home. Worsley also provides insight into centuries of history, tradition, and ceremony shaping Meghan and Harry’s big day.