Tue 01 May 2018, 08:00
ITV Choice (DStv 123) is very pleased to announce that the channel will broadcast live, comprehensive coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday 19 May from a specially constructed studio on The Long Walk in Windsor.
The coverage of Harry and Meghan – The Royal Wedding, which will start at 10:25 and run through to16:00 CAT, will be hosted by Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield who will be joined by a range of guests including those who know Prince Harry and Meghan, as well as friends of the Royal family.
Also joining Etchingham and Schofield for live coverage of the day will be Mary Nightingale who will be positioned at Windsor Castle, spotting and interviewing guests as they arrive, accompanied by a line-up of fashion experts and Royal commentators.
Rageh Omaar will exclusively join Sentebale, the charity co-founded by Prince Harry, for traditional wedding day celebrations in Lesotho. He will be live from the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre where he will be joined by beneficiaries and staff many of whom have met and been supported by Prince Harry during his numerous visits to the country.
James Mates will lead live commentary of the service from inside St George’s Chapel.
ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship will provide his expertise throughout the day, while Nina Hossain, Charlotte Hawkins and Charlene White will be based at key positions in Windsor and with crowds celebrating along the procession route.
Says Etchingham: "I'm delighted to be working on the Royal Wedding - and teaming up again with Philip, just as we did in 2011 and for the Diamond Jubilee. It'll be a day of big celebrations not only in Windsor but around the country - and it'll be huge fun capturing the spirit of a great British occasion."
Adds Schofield: “So happy to be back with Julie, my Royal Wedding partner (we don’t get to work together very often!) and the brilliant team at ITV News. Put your hat on, we’re going to have a party!”
Catherine Ferrier, CEO, Sentebale, says: "Sentebale have enjoyed working with ITV on a number of occasions since the charity was established in 2006, most recently for the documentary ‘Prince Harry in Africa’ in 2016. We are therefore delighted to have this opportunity to partner once more to mark the very special occasion of Sentebale’s Co-Founding Patron, Prince Harry, to Ms Meghan Markle.