(WIAT) — Planning to watch the royal wedding but not sure how? Good news! You can watch Meghan Markle wed Prince Harry live on CBS 42 on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Click here to stream live from CBSN.
CBS THIS MORNING co-host Gayle King and ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT co-host Kevin Frazier will anchor CBS News’ extensive, live, multiplatform coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from London, along with reports from CBS News royal contributor Tina Brown starting at 3 a.m. CT on CBS 42.
CBS News coverage will feature the run-up to the wedding, original reporting exploring the couple’s path to the altar, the wedding service live from St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, and the post-ceremony parade.
The royal wedding service is scheduled to begin at 6 a.m. CT, or 12 p.m. BST. The Dean of Windsor and the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry Harry and Meghan in front of 600 guests inside the chapel.
Forecasters are predicting highs of around 18 degrees Celsius (64 F) for the royal wedding. It is also supposed to be sunny for much of the day in Windsor.
It’s a good thing, too, as the couple has chosen to ride in an open-topped Ascot Landau carriage during the post-ceremony procession. If it rains, the couple will use the Scottish State Coach, which has a glass roof.
Four horses will draw the carriage from Windsor Castle through the town center and back for the wedding reception. The thousands of spectators expected to line the route are being advised to bring sunscreen.
Kensington Palace says the head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, will speak at the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
Curry will give the address — a sermon — at the May 19 event in Windsor. He will join the dean of Windsor, the Rt. Rev. David Conner, and the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, who will officiate at the service.
Welby has baptized Markle ahead of her marriage to Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, who is the supreme governor of the Church of England.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cake will be a lemon elderflower concoction made by pastry chef Claire Ptak.
The menu for the reception after the wedding will feature a bonanza of British produce.
Royal chef Mark Flanagan said Monday many of the dishes on Saturday will be made from seasonal produce, including some grown on estates belonging to the hostess, Queen Elizabeth II. Flanagan says the wedding timing is ideal because British vegetables are coming into season.
Some 600 guests are expected at the afternoon reception immediately following the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel.
The reception fare is meant to be consumed standing up and will feature canapes and dishes served in small bowls.
CBS 42 will be watching live with you–use #RoyalWedding42 to dish about all the things, from the dress to floral arrangements, post pictures of your Royal Wedding watch party, and share your well wishes for the soon-to-be newly weds.
CBS News coverage of the wedding service and post-ceremony parade will continue until 9 a.m. CT. If you’re not game to watch live with the rest of us, be sure to set that DVR!