May 19, 2018. Who’s doing the dress? Where will the guests sit? What will the cake be like? Foxtel has everything you need to know about the event of the year – feel like you’re on the guest list and watch it all from home.
Starting the week of the wedding from Sunday May 13 and continuing throughout the month, Foxtel will celebrate the happy couple with Royal Wedding themed programming, live event coverage, Royal documentaries, special wedding news reports, the history of Harry and Meghan, lifestyle programming, dramas, movies and music.
UKTV will show the BBC’s live, uninterrupted coverage of the Royal wedding on the evening of May 19. Other Australian premiere programming includes HBO’s The Royal Wedding Live With Cord and Tish starring Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon; Live From The Royal Wedding and The Royal Wedding Rundown on E!; Dater’s Handbook starring Meghan Markle on Universal Channel; television specials When Harry Met Meghan, Big Royal Wedding Extravaganza, Prince Harry: From Hellraiser To Husband, and Meghan Markle: How To Be A Royal on Lifestyle; and Four Royal Weddings and a Funeral and Operation Royal Wedding both on National Geographic. All these new programs will be available to stream On Demand and on Foxtel Now.
Foxtel is the place to go for up-to-the-minute news coverage on Sky News and CNN, and over 20 channels will celebrate with a range of specials covering everything from Harry and Meghan’s road to the altar, their very different childhoods, the Royal Family, and the wedding day itself.
Australian Premiere programming:
FOUR ROYAL WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
One Hour Special, Sunday May 13 at 6.30pm on National Geographic and stream On Demand Australian Premiere
Prince Harry’s life has been defined by five significant moments: four Royal weddings – Charles & Diana, Charles & Camilla, William & Kate and Harry’s own; and the tragic funeral of his mother Diana – all representing turning points in Royal life and profound shifts in British society and culture.
WHEN HARRY MET MEGHAN
One Hour Special, Thursday May 17 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle and stream On Demand Australian Premiere
Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle – the biggest piece of Royal Family news in years – this documentary tells the detailed story of the happy couple, from childhood to courtship to proposal.
BIG ROYAL WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA
One Hour Special, Friday May 18 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle and stream On Demand
This special will feature the House of Windsor’s greatest wedding hits combining first-hand accounts from insiders, previous wedding guests, Royal aides, Hollywood celebrities, and the Royal footage archives. Take a look at how previous Royal weddings have unfolded and explore how Harry and Meghan’s special day might too.
PRINCE HARRY: FROM HELLRAISER TO HUSBAND
One Hour Special, Friday May 18 at 9.30pm on Lifestyle and stream On Demand
This special takes an in-depth look at the life of the world’s most unconventional Prince. Once best known for brawling with photographers outside nightclubs or losing his clothes in Vegas, today the Prince is better known for bravely serving as a pilot in Afghanistan, masterminding the Invictus Games for disabled soldiers, pitching in to help build sandbag walls during winter floods, or saving elephants in Africa – all carried out with a mischievous twinkle in his eye.
MEGHAN MARKLE: HOW TO BE A ROYAL
One Hour Special, Saturday May 19 at 4.30pm on Lifestyle and stream On Demand Australian Premiere
Before Meghan walks down the aisle, she’ll have to learn perfect Royal etiquette – but being a Royal is no easy feat! With constant press attention, scrutiny on every level, and having to pay attention to every detail, this special is an exclusive guide to joining the British Royal family and everything Meghan must know about how to marry, travel, behave, dress and celebrate in a regal fashion.
E! LIVE FROM THE ROYAL WEDDING LIVE Saturday May 19 at 7pm on E!
Live five hour broadcast with four host panel including E! Channel’s Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski.
THE ROYAL WEDDING LIVE WITH CORD AND TISH
LIVE Two Hour Special, Saturday May 19 at 9.30pm on FOX8 & The Comedy Channel (ad-break free) and stream On Demand
Love them or hate them, fictitious morning talk show hosts Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan are back to cover The Royal Wedding! The quirky faux news anchors, played by comedic masterminds Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon, will leave no detail of the spectacular event alone when they provide exclusive coverage as only they know how.
E! THE ROYAL WEDDING RUNDOWN
One Hour Special, Sunday May 20 at 6pm on E!
This hour-long recap special will air following E!’s live coverage of the historic event bringing fans all the details from the star-studded celebrations.
OPERATION ROYAL WEDDING
Sunday May 27 at 6.30pm on National Geographic
On May 19 the world’s eyes will turn to the British town of Windsor where Prince Harry marries Hollywood princess Meghan Markle. As the world sighs a collective ‘ah’, National Geographic digs into the nitty gritty of exactly how a Royal Wedding is constructed.
Starring Meghan Markle:
Seasons 1 – 7 Marathon starting Wednesday May 16 from 6am on Universal Channel**
Universal’s smash hit series Suits starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, and Meghan Markle.
Premieres Saturday May 19 at 8pm on Universal Channel
Realising she has a recurring habit of picking the wrong type of guy, Cassandra Barber (Meghan Markle) turns to relationship expert, Dr. Susie, and her latest self-help book, “The Dater’s Handbook” to help with her ailing love life and must ultimately choose between reliable George (Jonathan Scarfe) and fun-loving Robert (Kristoffer Polaha).
Royal themed specials:
INSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Two Part Special, Monday May 7 & May 14 at 7.30pm on HISTORY Channel and stream On Demand
Buckingham Palace is one of the most iconic buildings in the world, an arena for national celebration, and a symbol of Britain. It is also a closed and secretive place, and has been the scene of scandals, infighting, and tragedies that often threatened to bring the British monarchy to its knees.
THE REAL PRINCESS DIARIES FROM DIANA TO MEGHAN
One Hour Special, Monday May 14 at 7.00pm on E! and stream On Demand
As the world awaits the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we pull back the curtain on the fairytale to reveal what it’s really like to marry into one of the most powerful and famous families on the planet. We’ll examine the trail blazed by Diana, how Kate Middleton has carried her torch into the 21st century, and how Meghan, the ultimate outsider, will forever change what it means to be a princess.
BRITAIN’S ROYAL WEDDINGS
Wednesday May 16 & Thursday May 17 at 8.30pm (Two Part Special) on UKTV and stream On Demand The intimate story of Britain’s royal weddings, from the Queen Mother through to Princess Margaret, told from the point of view of the people who were there.
Wednesday May 16 & Thursday May 17 at 9.45pm (Two Part Special) on UKTV
Our Queen charts an extraordinary year in the life of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, with unique access to her family, to her staff, to her prime ministers and to her palaces.
PRINCE HARRY IN AFRICA
Friday 18 May at 8.30pm on UKTV
Prince Harry in Africa follows HRH Prince Harry on his return to Lesotho, in Africa, to continue the work of the charity he set up in the country a decade ago. Discover how the Prince has come to have such an understanding of their problems and how this led him to set up his own initiative, with the aim of supporting orphans and vulnerable children and helping them through education.
BORN TO ROYALTY
Friday 18 May at 9.30pm on UKTV
Born to Royalty is a feature-length celebration charting the history of the royal babies born in recent times.
INSIDE THE QUEEN’S GARDEN
Sunday May 27 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle
This documentary reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the centre of London.
Season 1, Sundays from May 13 at 9am on Lifestyle FOOD and stream On Demand
Season 2, Weeknights from Monday April 20 to Friday May 4 at 6.30pm on Lifestyle FOOD and stream On Demand
Michael Buerk presents a royal themed food program, celebrating dishes served from the time of King George IV to the current reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
INSIDE WINDSOR CASTLE
Four Part Special, Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20 at 9.30am on HISTORY Channel and stream On Demand
Uncover the scandals, triumphs and betrayals of the Royal family in this gripping four-part series.
THE QUEEN AT NINETY
Two Hour Special, Saturday May 19 at 7.30pm on HISTORY Channel
This wonderful, uplifting film captures historic scenes of the Queen at home and at work, along with many affectionate contributions from those who know Her Majesty best.
Foxtel’s On Demand will also stream Royal shows throughout May including Lifestyle’s three part series Inside Balmoral, two part special The Princes Vision, 40 Years of The Princes Trust, and The Royal Good Guys, and HISTORY Channel’s In Their Own Words and Diana: 20 Years On.
Royal programming stunts:
A ROYAL WEDDING WEEKEND
Friday May 18, Saturday May 19 & Sunday May 20 from 12.30pm to 6.30pm on TLC
Including Say Yes to the Dress UK, Curvy Brides Boutique, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, Counting On, Sister Wives, and Little People, Big World specials.
CROWN JEWELS STUNT
Saturday May 19 & Sunday 20 from 9.00am to 7.00pm on The Comedy Channel
British themed stunt with episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway (UK), Lookalikes, Cuckoo, Almost Impossible Game Show (UK), and The Russell Howard Hour.
SAY I DO TO LAUGHS STUNT
Saturday May 19 from 10.30am to 7.30pm on 111
Themed episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, Malcolm in the Middle, The Nanny, Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Mike & Molly, The Office, My Names is Earl, and 30 Rock.
ROYAL WEDDING PROGRAMMING
Saturday May 19 from 12pm midday to 8.30pm on FOX Classics
Roman Holiday, The Philadelphia Story, The King and I, Are You Being Served (staff prepare for Royal visit episode), On The Buses (Dave is Best Man episode), Blackadder (Edmund to be married to girl named Bob episode), and ‘Allo ‘Allo (Marriage of Earnest and Fanny episode).
A ROYAL WEDDING STUNT
Saturday May 19 from 5.30pm to midnight on Arena
Episodes of Four Weddings on Arena, and Don’t Tell the Bride and My Big Fat Wedding are on Arena and also streaming On Demand.
A FAIRY-TALE ENDING
Saturday May 19 from 9.30am on Foxtel Movies DISNEY
Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time. The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2: Return To The Sea and Beauty and the Beast (2017).
Saturday May 19 from 12pm midday on Foxtel Movies ROMANCE
Four Weddings And A Funeral, The Wedding Planner, You, Me And Dupree, Runaway Bride, In Her Shoes, Why Him?, Maid In Manhattan and P.S. I Love You.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
Sunday May 20 from 6am on Foxtel Movies FAMILY
The Princess Bride, Ella Enchanted, The Prince & Me, The Prince & Me 2: The Royal Wedding, The Prince & Me 3: Royal Honeymoon, The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure, A Cinderella Story and A
Cinderella Story: If The Shoe Fits.
BEST OF BRITISH THEME
Sunday May 20 on Foxtel Arts
Sunday Night At The Palladium at 8.30pm; Last Night Of The Proms 2014: Part I at 9.30pm; and Gustav Holst at 11pm.
V MUSIC CLIP SHOWS
Top 25: Music Royalty on Monday May 14 at 6pm; Top 25: Music Royalty on Wednesday May 16 at 12pm; Top 25: Let’s Get Married on Friday May 18 at 12pm midday; and Top 25: Let’s Get Married on Saturday May 19 at 4pm.
MAX MUSIC CLIP SHOWS
Top 10 Music Royalty on Thursday May 17 at 8am; PARTY MAX Top 100 Wedding dance floor faves! on Saturday May 19 at 4pm; and Top 25 Wedding Songs on Sunday May 20 at 9am.
SMOOTH MUSIC CLIP SHOWS
Perfect Playlist Wedding Songs on Friday May 18 at 11am; Perfect Playlist Fit for a Royal on Saturday May 19 at 8am; and Perfect Playlist Sweet Love on Sunday May 20 at 5pm.
CMC MUSIC CLIP SHOWS
30 Best Wedding Songs on Saturday May 19 at 12pm midday.