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A team of CBC News' top journalists will bring Canadians all the pomp, ceremony and excitement surrounding the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton, live from London starting April 25 and continuing all week through to the big event on Friday, April 29, when CBC News begins coverage at 2 a.m. ET.
Chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge leads the team, anchoring The National live from London beginning April 27 and hosting CBC's coverage of the wedding ceremony itself. A veteran observer of Royal family milestones, including the marriage of Charles and Diana and the death of the Princess of Wales, Mansbridge brings an unparalleled level of perspective to CBC's coverage. Stories on The National leading up to the wedding include Mansbridge reporting on how the Royals could use this wedding to rebrand themselves as a modern monarchy; and Susan Ormiston on how Kate can be protected from the paparazzi. The National airs on CBC News Network at 9 and 11 p.m. ET/PT with an extra edition at 10 p.m. ET during the NHL playoffs. On CBC Television during the playoffs, The National airs at 10 p.m. (10:30 NT) on nights without a game; on game nights, visit the website (CBC.ca/thenational) for broadcast times.
Beginning April 25, and for the whole week, wake up with CBC News Now and Heather Hiscox, live from London on CBC News Network. Through the week, we'll take an in-depth look at the massive security operation protecting William and Kate for their wedding; speak to royal insiders--those who have served the royals, others that know the couple; and catch up with Canadians who have made the trip over to be part of the big day. Reporting back home, Colleen Jones is crossing the country to discover how Canadians are catching the royal wave--and cashing in. Stories include a look at "committed" memorabilia collectors and how Canada's multi-million-dollar wedding industry will react to the big day.
And on April 29, Peter Armstrong and CBC Radio One'sWorld Report, live from outside Buckingham Palace, take you to the heart of London for the royal wedding. Armstrong will be joined by Karen Pauls from Westminster Abbey, along with Tom Parry who'll bring the colour and the celebrations from the crowds lining the streets of the procession.
Rounding out CBC News' royal wedding coverage team are CBC's London Bureau managing editor Ann Macmillan, drawing on her 30-plus years of experience in London; London correspondent Susan Ormiston; former-London correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, returning to familiar turf; CBC News Toronto co-host, Anne-Marie Mediwake, reporting for the supper hour news programs across the country; and Andrea Lee-Greenberg, filing updates for CBCNews.ca. As well, royal commentator Ciara Hunt,former editor of Hello! Magazine, will be with CBC News throughout the week, and with Mansbridge to take us through the historic day.
Royal Wedding Day Broadcast Details - Friday, April 29
On the royal wedding day, wake up--or stay up--with CBC News, as coverage begins at 2 a.m. ET on CBC Television and CBC News Network, live from London with Heather Hiscox. Four hours before the wedding, Hiscox will be reporting from street-level as the city and people watching around the world get ready for the big day.
Then at 4 a.m. ET, Peter Mansbridge takes over from outside Westminster Abbey, on CBC Television and CBC News Network, as the excitement builds towards the moment when William and Kate arrive. Meanwhile, on CBC Radio One's World Report, Peter Armstrong anchors live from London, beginning at 5 a.m. ET.
At 6 a.m. ET, on CBC Television and CBC News Network, and streaming live on CBCNews.ca, iPhone and iPad, the ceremony begins. Peter Mansbridge, Heather Hiscox, Ciara Hunt and the entire CBC News team take you through this historic event--from the ceremony, to the carriage ride through the streets, to Buckingham Palace.
If the royal wedding is starting too early for you, catch the highlights later that day on CBC News Network, at 7 and 11 p.m. ET, and again on April 30, at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The wedding will also be available to watch, on-demand, at CBCNews.ca.
CBC News wants your royal encounters--visit CBCNews.ca/royalwedding to upload photos of your brushes with royalty. Also discover the best places to party on the day of the royal wedding, and sign our online guest book to send the couple your best wishes. Canadians can visit CBCNews.ca/royalwedding anytime and also download the CBC News Mobile App for all the latest royal wedding news, details and special features.