Here’s when, where and how you can watch the royal wedding live in South Africa

Here’s when, where and how you can watch the royal wedding live in South Africa


Cape Town – In less than two weeks the most anticipated wedding of the year will take place. 

On Saturday, 19 May Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle and fans can see the magic unfold live on television.

ITV Choice (DStv 123) will broadcast live, comprehensive coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan. The coverage will start at 10:25 and run through to 16:00.

It will also be broadcast live on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174) and BBC World News (Dstv 400). BBC Lifestyle will be showcasing it all live from 10.15 and finishing at around approximately 15:30.

The couple will exchange vows at 13:00 at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle with The Archbishop of Canterbury to officiate as the couple take their marriage vows.

Following the service, a Carriage Procession will commence at 14:00 from St Georges Chapel through Windsor Town returning to Windsor Castle via the Long Walk.

The full order of service will be published on the royal family's official website of on Saturday morning. So that members of the public can follow the service at home.

Channel24 will have live coverage of the Royal Wedding that you can follow here

There will also be coverage ahead of the royal wedding and afterwards.

SEE ALL THE DETAILS HERE:

BEFORE:

A Right Royal Quiz – Thursday, 10 May at 20:00 on ITV Choice (DStv 123)

This is Britain's first ever panel show about the Royal Family and a celebratory and affectionate look at the Royals and the country’s obsession with them. Competing over a series of funny and entertaining rounds testing their knowledge of Royal facts and regal moments, the teams are helped along the way by Royal expert Jennie Bond. The contestants also meet some fans in the studio and are surprised with some royal-themed guests.

A Very Royal Wedding – Friday, 11 May at 20:00 on ITV Choice (DStv 123)

A Very Royal Wedding celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip’s marriage in November 1947. Presenter Alexander Armstrong discovers how a battered post-war Britain pulled off the wedding of the century against the odds. This feature-length documentary includes contributions from Joan Collins and Sheila Hancock, sharing their memories of the wedding, as well as revealing insights from those who were part of the big day, such as page boy Prince Michael of Kent. This was “the people’s wedding” and Armstrong meets the ordinary people, who made this such a special occasion, including one of the seamstresses responsible for the spectacular wedding dress and three of the choir boys who performed at Westminster Abbey. Armstrong also recreates The Queen’s exquisite three carat diamond engagement ring, her beautiful wedding bouquet and her show-stopping wedding cake.

The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan - Sunday, 13 May 2018 at 20:00 on E! (DStv 124) 

E!’s royal wedding special The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan will discuss the evolution of royal life and the future of the modern day Princess through the lives of three trailblazing women: Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle. 

Royal Wedding 2011: HRH Prince William & Catherine Middleton - Sunday, 13 May at 21:00 BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

A day to remember. Join HRH The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey as they celebrate the momentous occasion of their marriage. Relive their special day with this package of highlights from the BBC coverage of the event. The programme includes Catherine’s breath taking arrival at Westminster Abbey, extracts from the ceremony and the traditional balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace.

Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings - Sunday, 13 May at 21:00 on National Geographic (DStv 182)

Prince Harry’s Story: Four Royal Weddings charts Harry’s journey from a childhood touched by grief, through active service as a soldier in Afghanistan and his later international charity work, to his upcoming wedding to the girl of his dreams, through the prism of the most important turning points in his life – four royal weddings and the tragic death of his mother. This is Harry’s story told in a new and unique way, featuring stunning royal footage, dramatic newsreel and insightful and entertaining commentary from royal sources, historians, journalists and figures from throughout his life and career.


Daily Pop and E! News on Tuesday, 15 May – Friday, 18 May 2018 at 14:30 on E! (DStv 124)

Leading up to the ceremony, Daily Pop and E! News will deliver dedicated Royal Wedding coverage the entire week as E!’s resident royal expert Melanie Bromley does comprehensive reporting live in London and Windsor, England with up-to-the-minute updates on Prince Harry and Meghan, along with final preparations for the high-profile nuptials. Plus, E! News’ coverage will bring fans all of the details from the star-studded celebrations.

Harry and Meghan: A Modern Love Story - Wednesday, 16 May at 21:00 BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

It’s the wedding the whole world wants to watch but not even prime ministers and presidents are invited to as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stamp their own personality on the centuries old tradition of royal marriage. This documentary from BBC Studios, illustrated with rich archive and select interviews with those in the know, will set the scene for an occasion that promises to surprise the world. We will reveal the couple’s wildly different backgrounds, the struggles they have both overcome to assert their identities and the sheer luck that brought them together. We will weave into this multi-layered story the excitement in Windsor and elsewhere in the UK as the final preparations are made, comparing it with other royal occasions which in their own way reflected the times they were set in. Our aim is to combine the big themes with the smallest details, informing and entertaining anyone curious about just what lies behind a royal wedding.

Invitation to a Royal Wedding – Thursday, 17 May at 20:00 on ITV Choice (DStv 123)

Royal weddings used to be private, family occasions that took place completely outside of the public eye. But ever since Queen Victoria, the Royal Family has increasingly opened its doors to the public to share in these special days. The royal weddings from then on have marked crucial moments for Britain when the world’s perceptions of the monarchy and of the country are formed.  The programme will reveal the stories behind the meticulous planning of some of the biggest events of the last century. Told by the people who have been at the heart of preparing for these momentous occasions, these stories invite us behind the scenes and give us insights into what we can look forward to from Prince Harry and Meghan’s big day. 

Britain’s Royal Weddings - Thursday 17 May and Friday 18 May at 21.00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)

As the world prepares to celebrate Britain’s latest royal marriage, this entertaining two-part documentary captures all the emotion, excitement and style of the nation’s previous royal weddings. Going behind the spectacle and protocols of weddings from 1923 onwards, audiences will enjoy a fun, intriguing glimpse into a world few will ever encounter. It also charts how changing social attitudes and national circumstances have influenced what the public has come to expect from Britain’s royal weddings.

Harry and Meghan: A Very Modern Romance - Friday, May 18 at 20:00 on ITV Choice (DStv 123)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are to marry. With the same interests, they seem ideally suited. They have both confronted difficult upbringings and triumphed. Now they triumph together. This one-hour special explores the social background that makes this adventurous marriage seem thoroughly in keeping with the modern British Royal Family. It explores the remarkable lives of actress Meghan Markle, a powerful woman’s rights campaigner, and Prince Harry, who has broken out of the royal straightjacket without losing his royal dignity. 

ADDITIONAL LIVE COVERAGE:

E! Live From the Royal Wedding - Saturday, 19 May at 11:00 on E! (DStv 124)

E! Live From the Royal Wedding – the network’s unparalleled and unpredictable five-hour wedding coverage – hosted by pop culture expert Giuliana Rancic, celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, royal expert E! News Chief Correspondent Melanie Bromley, and E! UK TV host Sarah-Jane Crawford.

AFTER:

E! Royal Wedding Rundown - Sunday, 20 May at 20:00 on E! (DStv 124)

E! Royal Wedding Rundown, the hour-long recap special will air immediately following E!’s live coverage of the historic event.

Harry & Meghan Said Yes – Sunday, 20 May at 15:00 on TLC (DStv 135)

TLC’s top wedding experts come together in a one-off special produced by ITN Productions, to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to his American Princess, Meghan Markle. Watching and offering their expert opinions, unique insights and unrestrained reactions are; royal dress designer and host of Say Yes to the Dress UK, David Emanuel, host of the American Say Yes to the Dress series, Randy Fenoli, Curvy Brides’ Boutique’s Jo Cooke and Alison Law, and from Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Monte Durham and Lori Allen.

Operation Royal Wedding - Sunday, 20 May at 21:00 on National Geographic (DStv 182)

On Saturday 19th May, the world’s eyes turned to the small British market town of Windsor, to witness the wedding of Royal Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But what does it take to stage the greatest show on earth which will be watched by an estimated 2.8 billion people in more than 180 countries across the globe? With unprecedented and exclusive access to many of the key elements of the biggest event in recent British history, Operation Royal Wedding reveals the behind the scenes story of a nation pulling together to create a world class event and celebrates the unsung heroes who make it all happen.

The Royal Wives of Windsor - Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25 at 20h00 on ITV Choice (DStv 123)

In this two-part documentary we examine what it’s like to be and what it takes to succeed as a Royal wife based on the lived experience of 100 years of Windsor women. We will focus on the key wives of Windsor – the Queen Mother, Wallis Simpson, the Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, Diana, Fergie, Sophie, Camilla, Kate and throw forward to Meghan. Viewers will learn how Royal-born women were often constrained in matters of the heart and how the commoners flourished and floundered under innumerable pressures.

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance - Saturday 26 May at 20:00 on Lifetime (DStv 131)

Chronicling the romance between a beloved prince and his new TV star fiancée, Harry & Meghan will examine the history of Prince Harry (Murray Fraser) and Meghan Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley) from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship, how they were able to keep their romance under wraps and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship.