Royals fans around the world are counting down the days until Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding on October 12. From the bride’s designer dress to the adorable page boys and bridesmaids to the music and readings, every single carefully guarded detail will be revealed. Before you make plans for a royal wedding viewing party, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s youngest daughter walk down the aisle.
With its regal guest list and incomparable pomp and pageantry, a royal wedding is must-see TV! More than two billion people around the world tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say “I do” at Windsor Castle on May 19 and even more watched as Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011.
Even though a royal wedding is a ratings machine, it looks as though Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s service will not be televised. The BBC, which broadcast Prince Harry and Meghan’s ceremony, has confirmed that it will not cover the York wedding. Prince Andrew reportedly asked the network to air his daughter’s special day but it declined over fears it would not draw enough viewers.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “The BBC was approached because they have a special relationship with Buckingham Palace and a formula that works,” but, “they turned it down because they don’t think enough people will tune in and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks." Britain’s ITV could take over the royal wedding reins, but has yet to comment on its programming schedule.
If television is out, royal fans will likely be able to watch the wedding online. Over the years, Buckingham Palace has stepped up their social game, with palace Twitter and Instagram accounts being used for breaking news and official announcements. The Royal Family’s official YouTube channel had a live feed of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding, so chances are it will follow suit for Eugenie and Jack’s ceremony.