It is been announced that people in the United States will be able to watch coverage of the Royal Wedding next week, as TLC gains exclusive TV rights.
Until today, it has been unclear whether Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank next week would be broadcast. However, TLC has announced they will air three hours of uninterrupted and commercial-free coverage of the occasion.
Married British television presenters, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, will be leading coverage in the United States, as well as the UK’s coverage on ITV.
Howard Lee, the president of TLC said: “Weddings are an essential part of our programming DNA, and having two royal weddings is cause for celebration on TLC.
“In May, we were thrilled to provide live coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Now it’s Princess Eugenie’s turn, and U.S. fans of the royal family will get to witness all the flourishes of this big day only on TLC.”
Coverage will begin at 4:25 a.m. ET with a tape delay on the West Coast.
Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were engaged in Nicaragua while on holiday at the beginning of 2018. Princess Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank met at the Swiss resort of Verbier where Eugenie was on a family vacation celebrating her father’s 50th birthday.
Mr Brooksbank is now manager of Mahiki, a nightclub in Mayfair but before that, he worked at Chelsea’s Admiral Codrington pub, then the Markham Inn. In a past interview with the Daily Mail, he said that his future dream is to open a line of pubs.
Following in the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Eugenie and Jack have invited 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day.
A palace spokesperson said: “The attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and Members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the Marriage Service and watch as the Bride and Groom depart St George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony.”
Once the service has ended, the newly married couple will undertake a short carriage procession through part of Windsor High Street.
The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate.