clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

How to watch the royal wedding on practically every platform

You can’t avoid it. Might as well find the best place to watch it.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle look at each other with a priest in the background. Kirsty Wigglesworth - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The royal wedding bonanza has been well under way for weeks. On Saturday, May 19, Britain’s Prince Harry will marry American Meghan Markle in what is sure to be a media feeding frenzy. And for good reason! The marriage of Prince Harry’s brother, Prince William, to Kate Middleton drew 23 million viewers in the U.S. and nearly three billion worldwide.

So unless you turn off your phone and TV, stop surfing the internet and delete your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat accounts, you’re probably going to see something from St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where the couple is saying their vows.

Here’s how to watch the royal wedding

Broadcast: You don’t need us to tell you that every major network will be covering the wedding. From CNN to NBC to CBS to Fox to the BBC, expect to see all of these networks carry live coverage of the big day. Some will begin as early as 4 am ET / 1 am PT.

Online: Sling TV will have programming from BBC America, CNN, E! and others. What you see will depend on what package you subscribe to, so check here to see what’s available.

Reuters TV will offer free streaming of the royal wedding as will Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android apps.

Want to stick with cable but need to watch it online? You can livestream CBS’s coverage here. BBC America will also livestream it but you’ll need a login for a cable provider. CNN will livestream everything on its homepage and apps starting at 5 am.

Go public television with PBS: They’re livestreaming the royal wedding on YouTube below.

Want to go straight to the source? The royal family of course has a YouTube channel, and while it won’t let us embed it, you can watch the video here.

Social media: The official Kensington Palace Instagram account is featuring some pretty nice behind-the-scenes looks at the royal wedding, including the delicious-looking wedding cake.

The “Today” show created a pretty cute Snapchat filter where you can add adorkable hats to your selfies.

“Today” show hosts testing out their royal wedding Snapchat filter.
“Today” show hosts testing out their royal wedding Snapchat filter.

Need more hat coverage? Check out this video from the Washington Post on the history of these fashion statements.

Finally, if you want to stick to Facebook, you can watch the royal wedding live on the Royal Family’s official Facebook page (its URL is:

Here are all the details about seeing the wedding tomorrow. Happy royal-watching!

What day is the royal wedding?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on Saturday, May 19.

What time is the royal wedding?

The wedding is at 7 am ET / 4 am PT. Most coverage begins at 4 am ET / 1 am PT.

Where is the royal wedding being held?

The happy couple is getting married at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Prince William and Kate Middleton got married at Westminster Abbey in London.

This article originally appeared on

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Vox Recommends

Get curated picks of the best Vox journalism to read, watch, and listen to every week, from our editors.