The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take place in just over a week at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
For Brits wanting to join in with the celebrations, the wedding will be shown on the BBC and ITV for those not able to get close to the castle for a glimpse of the royal couple. There are also events across the country to help the nation celebrate together.
Unlike the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this is not a solely British affair as Meghan Markle hails from Los Angeles in the United States, so it is important that Americans can join in with the festivities.
In order to allow the American public to witness the nuptials, Fathom events has teamed up with Britbox which is an ITV and BBC subscription service. The companies will be showing the wedding at 200 cinemas and theatres across the U.S on 19 May, and it will not be interrupted by adverts.
As Meghan Markle is a recently retired actress, she is often compared to Grace Kelly who was another actress who married a Prince. The broadcasting of the wedding in this fashion is another similarity with Grace Kelly, as her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco was broadcast worldwide. The wedding of the actress Grace Kelly to the Prince of Monaco was filmed by MGM, Grace’s former studio and was broadcast under the title ‘The wedding of Monaco’. Around 30 million people watched the wedding in 1956. With around 2 billion viewers tuning in to the Cambridge’s wedding in 2011, viewing figures for the wedding of Meghan and Prince Harry are expected to be high.
If you are reading from the U.S and wish to attend a showing you can find a list of the participating theatres through the Fathom events website.