Earlier today ITV announced that Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield would present ITV’s live, complete coverage of the Royal Wedding on 19 May from a specially created studio in Windsor.
ITV also has scheduled a series of programmes that will air before Harry and Meghan’s big day.
On 29 April at 9 pm. royal fans can watch ‘Invitation to a Royal Wedding’ a documentary counting down to the wedding of the year, by going behind the scenes of some of Britain’s most iconic royal weddings in recent memory.
Sir Trevor McDonald and Julie Etchingham will introduce viewers to a wide range of personalities at the core of making these massive events run smoothly. Viewers will get a glimpse of what goes into planning and execution a Royal Wedding.
Sir Trevor McDonald is also granted access to St George’s Chapel to find out the extraordinary significance of Harry and Meghan’s chosen wedding venue.
Other programmes airing in the leading up to the wedding include
Royal Wives of Windsor’ on 30 April and again on 1 May at 9pm and ‘Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings’ which airs on 3 May at 9 pm.
‘Royal Wives of Windsor’ is a documentary series examining how some of the women who wed into the house of Windsor over the last century have changed the most influential dynasty in the world.
Historians David Starkey, Kate Williams and Piers Brendon, writers and broadcasters Jeremy Paxman and Afua Hirsch, biographer Andrew Morton will be joined by royal insiders to offer a broad review of British social history as revealed through the lives of the royal wives of Windsor.
‘Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings’ will take a look at Harry’s journey from childhood to adulthood. Using royal footage, and commentary from those who know Harry viewers see the impact of the four royal weddings, death and the funeral of Diana and how they made him become the man he is today.
On the day everyone has been waiting for, 19 May, ITV will be live broadcasting from The Long Walk in Windsor.
Harry and Meghan – The Royal Wedding will air from 9.25 am until 3 pm with ITV News at Ten’s Julie Etchingham and ITV’s Phillip Schofield. They will be joined by guests throughout the day who know Prince Harry and Meghan as well as friends of the Royal Family.
Inside St George’s chapel will be James Mates giving viewers insight into the wedding.
Not to be missed is ITV News’s Royal Editor Chris Ship who will provide coverage and commentary throughout the day.
Mary Nightingale stakes her claim at Windsor Castle where she will bespotting and interviewing guests as they arrive, followed by commentary from fashion experts and royal reporters.
Rageh Omaar will be live from the Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho where staff from Sentebale and those who received help from the charity will join in the wedding day celebrations.
ITV will also air an extended late news bulletin and an hour-long highlight of the Royal Wedding later in the day.