TLC Celebrates the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Two Days of Special Programming Beginning Today
TLC is giving fans a front row seat to the royal event everyone has been waiting for: the nuptials of Prince HARRY and Meghan Markle! Beginning Friday, May 18, the day before the momentous occasion, the network will air back-to-back, must-see wedding programming, including three documentaries that delve into everything leading up to their big day - from each of their early lives to the wedding rules of royalty.
The celebration continues Saturday, May 19 at 5:00 a.m. EST/2:00 a.m. PST, with TLC'S ROYAL WEDDING LIVE, a live four-hour feed of the royal wedding, followed by the premiere of TLC'S ROYAL WEDDING REVEALED later that night at 10/9c. The one-hour special, hosted by Shaun Robinson, will feature TLC wedding and style experts Randy Fenoli, Lori Allen, Monte Durham, George Kotsiopoulos and Hayley Paige as they capture all the details surrounding the ceremony, from the guests to the wedding party, Meghan's dress, the castle, and any last-minute bloopers. TLC's wedding panelists will also discuss the life that Meghan is about to enter as she begins a new royal chapter with Prince Harry.
Twitter commentary from TLC wedding and style experts Randy Fenoli, Lori Allen, Monte Durham, George Kotsiopoulos and Hayley Paige will be shown on-air during the wedding's live feed. Join the conversation using #TLCRoyalWedding.
Friday night's three, one-hour documentaries are produced by the international division of British company ITN Productions. See below for more information:
PRINCE HARRY: WILD NO MORE
On Friday, May 18th at 8/7c, it's the news the world has been waiting for: Prince HARRY is tying the knot and his chosen bride is no royal wallflower. She's independent, outspoken...and American! This one-hour documentary will chart the royal highs, and some embarrassing lows in the life of the mischievous little boy who grew up to become a very modern prince charming. How, with Meghan Markle by his side, is HARRY set to change the face of the royal family?
MEGHAN MARKLE: A ROYAL LOVE STORY (WT)
On Friday, May 18th at 9/8c, TLC will premiere an hour-long special dedicated exclusively to Meghan Markle, including interviews with her friends, stylists and royal experts about the British Monarchy's newest member. The special delves into Meghan's childhood, growing up the only daughter of a mixed-race couple in LA, and her career from trainee diplomat to briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal, to multimillionaire Hollywood actress. MEGHAN MARKLE: A ROYAL LOVE STORY (WT) will also explore the rigorous training she must undergo to transform from actress to princess, the sacrifices she will make to enter this life of duty, and the modern makeover she has single-handedly given to this most famous of royal families.
SECRETS OF THE ROYAL WEDDING
On Friday, May 18th, at 10/9c, TLC will take a look at the whirlwind royal romance that led up to the highly anticipated wedding. Meghan's walk down the aisle inside a fairytale castle will attract the biggest TV audience of her life. But how will Meghan and HARRY make sure their big day feels like their own? The special will go behind-the-scenes to uncover the SECRETS of the royal wedding and reveal how Meghan and HARRY will combine pomp and pageantry with plenty of personal style--and even a little royal rebellion to celebrate their very modern love story.
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