The Royal Wedding Is Coming… to Australia!
Congratulations are in order for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as their big day is literally… just a few days away. Indeed, the date is set for another big Royal Wedding this Saturday (May 19, 2018) between American actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the 6th in line for the British throne. And you can bet that eyes around the country will be trained on every little detail of this fanfare-filled union. Tune in to watch up-to-the-minute live coverage with Foxtel as they cover everything from the couple’s different backgrounds, the Royal Family, the hullabaloo surrounding their engagement — all leading to the wedding day itself. Catch the live broadcast of The British Royal Wedding on BBC UKTV, starting at 6PM and concluding at 11PM AEST.
Where can I watchthe Royal Wedding?
You can watch coverage of The British Royal Wedding live and legally through a range of channels.
In Australia, the ABC will broadcast rolling coverage of the proceedings from 7.30pm on Saturday May 19 (AEST), with live commentary courtesy of Annabel Crabb and Jeremy Fernandez direct from London.
SBS will also be airing the Royal Wedding on free to air, with hosts Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey set to spin their unique take on the proceedings from 7:30pm AEST.
Both Channel 7 and Channel 9 will also be broadcasting coverage of the royal wedding. Channel 7’s program will be hosted by Melissa Doyle and Seven News anchor Michael Usher live from Windsor Castle, while Channel 9 will be hosted by Karl Stefanovic and Georgie Gardner.
Foxtel subscribers can also watch live coverage of The British Royal Wedding from 6pm on BBC UKTV, channel 103.
Can I Watch the Royal Wedding Online?
If you don’t have access to a TV, you can still take part in the big day thanks to a range of online viewing options:
- ABC iView
- The Royal Family YouTube channel
- News.com.au live blog
- Foxtel Now
Meghan and Harry’s big day will also be the first royal wedding to be available on audio streaming services, with Decca Records making recordings of the royal wedding available on both on Spotify and Apple Music just hours after the event.
Where Can I Rewatch the Royal Wedding Online?
The most affordable way to watch the live broadcast, replay, and other related shows and coverage of The British Royal Wedding is to get Foxtel Now. The service has a low entry price and great device compatibility. All you need is a broadband connection. You simply sign up and you’re online in a matter of minutes. There are no contracts and you can cancel your subscription anytime. Best of all, the service is available completely free for ten days if you aren’t already a member.
When taking advantage of this free trial offer, you are essentially watching The Royal Wedding without Foxtel, as it is streamed express from the U.K. and available with no lock-in contract, equipment costs or set-up fees.
How do I get Foxtel Now?
To watch Foxtel Now, simply head to their website and create an account. Then, choose the Foxtel Now packages you want to subscribe to. The channel that has The British Royal Wedding, BBC UKTV, is part of the Entertainment Pack, which costs $26/month and includes over 40 other channels. Once your account is set up, you can start watching instantly.
The Foxtel Now online service allows to watch channels live and also binge content on demand whenever you want. It’s available on PCs/Macs, mobile devices, the Foxtel Now box, Telstra TV, PS4, and Chromecast. If you are a regular Foxtel subscriber and are out and about, you also have the option to stream The British Royal Wedding free online with the Foxtel app.
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The Royal Wedding 2018 Live TV and Replays
The live coverage of The British Royal Wedding will be on Saturday, May 19 at 6:00pm AEST on BBC UKTV. If you can’t watch during that time, as seen in the listing below you can catch a replay in prime-time. Here’s the complete Australian broadcast schedule for May 19th, to include the LIVE Australian TV time and all of The British Royal Wedding replays available for you and your family to enjoy online using Foxtel Now:
- BBC UKTV Sat 19 May LIVE TV: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
- BBC UKTV+2 Sat 19 May replay: 8:00pm – 1:00am
- BBC UKTV Sun 20 May replay: 8:55am – 2:15pm
- BBC UKTV+2 Sun 20 May replay: 10:55am – 4:15pm
The Royal Wedding 2018 On Demand
Good news for those who have been waiting for the big day since the couple announced their engagement last November, Foxtel has prepared other Royal Wedding themed programming, live event coverage, royal documentaries, history of Harry and Meghan, special wedding news reports, lifestyle programming, dramas, and movies — all for your viewing pleasure starting May 13 and continuing throughout the month.
If you have a traditional Foxtel subscription, you will need to download the Foxtel Go app to your device. It’s available on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Sign in with your Foxtel ID and access the On Demand section. You’re good to go.
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Here’s a list of shows and movies to watch to keep you hyped up for this major wedding event of the year:
Australian Premiere programming
|May 13||6.30pm||FOUR ROYAL WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL||National Geographic|
|May 17||8.30pm||WHEN HARRY MET MEGHAN||Lifestyle|
|May 18||8.30pm||BIG ROYAL WEDDING EXTRAVAGANZA||Lifestyle|
|May 18||9.30pm||PRINCE HARRY: FROM HELLRAISER TO HUSBAND||Lifestyle|
|May 19||4.30pm||MEGHAN MARKLE: HOW TO BE A ROYAL||Lifestyle|
|May 19||7pm||E! LIVE FROM THE ROYAL WEDDING||E!|
|May 19||9.30pm||THE ROYAL WEDDING LIVE WITH CORD AND TISH||FOX8 & The Comedy Channel (ad-break free)|
|May 20||6pm||E! THE ROYAL WEDDING RUNDOWN||E!|
|May 27||6.30pm||OPERATION ROYAL WEDDING||National Geographic|
Starring Meghan Markle
|May 16||6am||SUITS (Seasons 1 – 7)||Universal Channel|
|May 19||8pm||DATER’S HANDBOOK||Universal Channel|
Royal themed specials
|May 7 & May 14||7.30pm||INSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE (Two Part Special)||HISTORY Channel|
|May 14||7.00pm||THE REAL PRINCESS DIARIES FROM DIANA TO MEGHAN (One Hour Special)||E!|
|May 16 & May 17||8.30pm||BRITAIN’S ROYAL WEDDINGS (Two Part Special)||UKTV|
|May 16 & May 17||9.45pm||OUR QUEEN (Two Part Special)||UKTV|
|May 18||8.30pm||PRINCE HARRY IN AFRICA||UKTV|
|May 18||9.30pm||BORN TO ROYALTY||UKTV|
|May 27||8.30pm||INSIDE THE QUEEN’S GARDEN||Lifestyle|
|May 13||9am||ROYAL RECIPES Season 1||Lifestyle FOOD|
|April 20 to May 4||6.30pm||ROYAL RECIPES Season 2||Lifestyle FOOD|
|May 19 & May 20||9.30am||INSIDE WINDSOR CASTLE (Four Part Special)||HISTORY Channel|
|May 19||7.30pm||THE QUEEN AT NINETY (Two Hour Special)||HISTORY Channel|
Royal programming stunts
|May 18, May 19 & May 20||12.30pm to 6.30pm||A ROYAL WEDDING WEEKEND||TLC|
|May 19 & May 20||9.00am to 7.00pm||CROWN JEWELS STUNT||The Comedy Channel|
|May 19||10.30am to 7.30pm||SAY I DO TO LAUGHS STUNT||111|
|May 19||12pm midday to 8.30pm||ROYAL WEDDING PROGRAMMING||FOX Classics|
|May 19||5.30pm to midnight||A ROYAL WEDDING STUNT||Arena|
|May 19||9.30am||A FAIRY-TALE ENDING||Foxtel Movies DISNEY|
|May 19||12pm midday||I DO||Foxtel Movies ROMANCE|
|May 20||6am||LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT||Foxtel Movies FAMILY|
The Royal Wedding 2018 – Free Trial Offer!
The live broadcast of The British Royal Wedding will air on Saturday, May 19th with replays on Sunday, May 20th. The Royal Wedding and other related shows are available free to new members using the 10-day Foxtel Now Free live TV trial.