The BBC’s coverage of the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has scooped a prestigious broadcasting award. It won Best Live Event at the Royal Television Society awards in London.
In the citation that went with the award, the RTS said the programme was ‘’ a very British spectacle captured with great style and flair’’. The other nominations in the category were ‘The Real Full Monty Live’ and Glyndebourne Opera Cup.
The BBC broadcast over five hours of coverage as events unfolded in Windsor on May 19th 2018. The programme was fronted by a host of familiar faces including Huw Edwards and Dermot O’Leary who were both on hand to pick up the prize. There was also a highlights programme later in the day.
The TV special included three hours of build up ahead of the wedding as well as full coverage of the ceremony once it began at noon that day. Viewers also saw the carriage procession through Windsor which saw the bride and groom cheered by hundreds of thousands of people who had come to the Berkshire town for the wedding. Some royal watchers, however, were left disappointed by the coverage as the moment the newly weds bowed and curtsied to the Queen before making their way back down the aisle was missed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th 2018 and their reception was held afterwards at St. George’s Hall in Windsor Castle. They went on to hold an evening celebration at Frogmore House at Windsor, just a stone’s throw away from Frogmore Cottage where the couple are preparing to move in the coming months. By the time they mark their first wedding anniversary they will have become parents for the first time – their baby is due at the end of April.