This Saturday, one televised event will unite the world as millions will turn their attention to Great Britain. Windsor in particular as the younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Prince Harry, will marry Meghan Markle. This will be a British royal first as Markle is not only American, she is half African-American and a former actress on the USA television show Suits. PBS joins in on the celebration with a week of Royal Wedding Watch, five one-hour programs leading up to the televised Royal Wedding on Saturday, May 19th with coverage on GPB from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. that morning. The Royal Wedding will also air as an encore presentation Sunday, May 20th at 1 p.m.
If you’ve been tuning in to Royal Wedding Watch so far, there’s one unmistakeable clear theme: the rebellious personalities of Harry and Meghan, in contrast to former royal weddings, will ultimately find a balance with royal wedding traditions. Hosted by Meredith Vieira, Royal Wedding Watch not only explores the variety of royal wedding rituals passed down for decades (and in some cases, centuries) but the trends favored by the bride and groom to be that will surely be woven into their special day.