Princess Eugenie, cousin of Prince William and Prince Harry and granddaughter to the Queen, will marry her longtime boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank, at Windsor Castle on October 12, at the same venue where Harry married Meghan Markle in May. While the big day will be broadcast on ITV in the UK, the U.S. television home for Eugenie’s wedding may surprise you.
TLC announced Thursday it would be the exclusive network to air Princess Eugenie’s wedding. Their broadcast, called Royal Wedding Live: Princess Eugenie, will begin at 4:25 a.m. EST on Friday, October 12, and the cable network will air an encore of the broadcast starting at 7:25 a.m. ET. (The West Coast will be on a standard three-hour tape delay, a rep confirms.)
They’ll also make the full ceremony available on their TLC Go app after the live airing. Their show will feature ITV’s hosts, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
Executives at TLC say the wedding will fit in with their other shows like Say Yes to the Dress and its various spinoffs. Plus, they aired live coverage of Harry and Meghan's wedding earlier this year. “Weddings are an essential part of our programming DNA, and having two royal weddings is cause for celebration on TLC,” Howard Lee, president and general manager of TLC, said in a statement.
If you aren't near a television Friday morning, you can still stream the wedding online via TLC. You just have to have a cable provider login to access the TLC Go app, which lets you watch anything on TLC live as it airs. And the wedding will be available to watch later, too, so you can catch a glimpse of parents Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, maid of honor Princess Beatrice, and flower girl Princess Charlotte and page boy Prince George any time you want.