The network that brought you Say Yes to the Dress is coming through once again to satisfy your wedding obsession. TLC just announced that they will be airing Princess Eugenie's upcoming royal wedding next week, making them the only U.S. network to be doing so. Yes, that's right! If don't happen to live across the pond in the land of corgis, royals, and Big Ben, you can still watch the second royal wedding of the year live on your television screens. Set your alarms now!
Until just recently, it was up in the air whether any television networks at all would broadcast the wedding of Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank. BBC previously declined to air the nuptials, with a source telling the Daily Mail that the British news network "turned it down because they don’t think enough people will tune in and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks."
Sure, we knew that there wasn't nearly as much fanfare surrounding Eugenie and her betrothed as there was swirling around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 royal wedding, but that seemed a bit harsh, no? Luckily, ITV swept in to save [wedding] day.
The British television channel announced that they would air the nuptials as part of its This Morning segment beginning at 10 a.m. London time, according to a report by Express. Well, that was certainly good news for the Yorks and royal fans across the pond, but it still seemed that those of us in the U.S. would have no way to watch the ceremony live—that is, until today.
With just about a week to go until Eugenie and Jack say I do at St. George's Chapel, TLC has announced that they will air the royal wedding for U.S. viewers. “Weddings are an essential part of our programming DNA, and having two royal weddings is cause for celebration on TLC,” said Howard Lee, president and g.m. of TLC, according to Variety. “In May, we were thrilled to provide live coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. Now it’s Princess Eugenie’s turn, and U.S. fans of the royal family will get to witness all the flourishes of this big day only on TLC.”
TLC's Royal Wedding Live: Princess Eugenie, a three-hour commercial-free coverage block, will begin airing at 4:25 a.m. ET on October 12, so make with the tea and crumpets and rise and shine! If you sleep past your alarm though, rest assured that you'll be able to catch the wedding when TLC repeats the footage at 7:25 a.m. ET. It will also be available for streaming on the TLC Go app following the live airing.