Set those alarms, royal family fans. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will marry at the same venue as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on October 12, but their wedding will be slightly different from the May nuptials that captivated every major broadcast station live with around-the-clock coverage.
Early risers wanting to watch the festivities live (catch Meghan Markle, Prince George, and more!) will want to tune in starting at 4:25 a.m. ET. The broadcast provider for the second royal wedding of the year will be a cable network with TLC–yes, behind your favorite wedding reality show Say Yes to the Dress–ushering viewers into Windsor Castle with a program entitled Royal Wedding Live: Princess Eugenie. ITV has optioned the rights internationally.
Like Markle and Harry’s May nuptials, viewers will be treated to typical royal wedding fanfare, including grand entrances, the classic exit from St. George’s Chapel, and a scenic carriage ride of the newlyweds around the streets of Windsor Castle. People will also witness perhaps another appearance by Prince Louis, the youngest member of the British Royal Family who was born a month ahead of his uncle Prince Harry’s wedding.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte adorably served as a page boy and a junior bridesmaid in the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex’s nuptials, and will again likely flex their wedding party chops for Eugenie and Brooksbank’s wedding next weekend.
For those who prefer to sleep in the morning of, TLC will air the wedding again at 7:25 a.m. ET/PT.
Guests will filter into St. George’s Chapel starting at 3:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. ET. The wedding will then take place officially at 6:00 a.m. ET with it ending at 7:00 a.m. ET similar to Harry and Meghan’s nuptials. (Of course, it’s past noon in London at that point for those in the GMT time zone.)
It’s believed George and Amal Clooney might attend the nuptials as the groom is a brand ambassador for Casamigos, a tequila company co-founded by George and Rande Gerber. “I’ve not been kept out of all the planning. I get to decide some things. I’m in charge of drinks and we’ll be serving Casamigos…. I can’t say if George Clooney is coming,” Brooksbank told the Daily Mail this week.
The groom also revealed that he’s incredibly nervous. “I’ll need to take a few minutes for myself before the speeches because I’m terrified,” he said in an interview published Friday. “It’s very exciting but I’m a little bit nervous.”
Other guests expected to attend the nuptials including the Beckhams, long-standing royal family friend Elton John, and of course, the bride’s sister Princess Beatrice who will serve as maid of honor.
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