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The BBC unveils their royal wedding presenting team fronted by Huw Edwards

The BBC has announced that Huw Edwards will lead coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding later this month.

Mr Edwards, who is the BBC’s lead news presenter, will be joined by newsreader Kirsty Young and broadcaster Dermot O’Leary as co-presenters.

Mrs Young is best known for presenting Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4, with Mr O’Leary being the face of The X Factor.

Also leading the broadcaster’s coverage of the royal wedding are The One Show presenter Alex Jones, Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba, Countryfile presenter Anita Rani, and radio presenter Tina Daheley.

Leading the BBC’s coverage on the radio will be Chris Evans who will present a special programme on his Radio 2 show.

Clare Balding will lead coverage on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC World Service.

Meanwhile, for younger audiences, reality star Scarlett Moffatt will be on the ground in Windsor for BBC Radio One.

On the day of the wedding, Huw Edwards will be leading the BBC’s coverage from the roof of the Guard Room within the walls of Windsor Castle.

Kirsty Young and Dermot O’Leary will be based beside the moat at the castle, with the other four presenters being on location across Windsor.

Live coverage of the wedding will be broadcast on big screens around the UK.

Huw Edwards said: “It’s always great to get out from behind the newsdesk, and with this live day of coverage, we’ll be bringing BBC viewers the latest from Windsor as the excitement builds throughout the day.”

Dermot O’Leary said: “I am delighted and honoured to be covering the royal wedding for the BBC. I’ve been lucky enough to meet Harry several times in my career, and look forward to celebrating what I’m sure will be a very special day for millions around the world.”

ITV will also be airing coverage of the wedding. Their programmes will be led by Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield.

The Royal Wedding will be aired on BBC One, ITV, the BBC News Channel, BBC World News, BBC America, Sky News and other major television and radio stations around the world.

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