NET to Broadcast ‘Royal Wedding Watch’ Series and Live Coverage of Ceremony

News Release Date: 
May 4, 2018

For Immediate Release

NET to Broadcast ‘Royal Wedding Watch’ Series and Live Coverage of Ceremony

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 4, 2018) – “Royal Wedding Watch,” airing May 14-18 on NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, covers everything you want to know – from the dress to the decorations and the rings to Royal protocol – all leading up to live coverage of the May 19 nuptials of Prince Harry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle.

The five-part series, “Royal Wedding Watch,” airs on NET at 10 p.m. CT, Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15. It continues at 9 p.m. CT, on Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17; and concludes at 9:30 p.m. CT, on Friday, May 18.

NET will carry live coverage of the wedding from PBS on Saturday, May 19, beginning at 3:15 a.m. CT on NET World. The early morning broadcast will be immediately followed by a repeat of the event.

“Royal Wedding Watch” will be hosted by news anchor Meredith Vieira and British television presenter Matt Baker. The team will update viewers on the preparations for the much-anticipated wedding of the modern couple, including Royal traditions, wedding history and etiquette, as well as Markle’s gown, the carriage procession, ring choices and cake. The wedding itself will occur in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Hosts Vieira and Baker will be joined in-studio by experts, commentators and special guests, including BBC presenter and host Anita Rani, and English historian Lucy Worsley, joint chief curator at Historic Royal Palaces.

 “Americans find the British royals incredibly fascinating, and ‘Royal Wedding Watch’ is the ultimate backgrounder leading up to this historic moment when our American beauty marries her prince,” Vieira said. 

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