How to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on CBC

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's will tie the knot on Saturday, and CBC has every angle covered. Find out more about how to follow our coverage leading up to and on the day of the nuptials.

CBC's live wedding day coverage starts at 4 a.m. ET Saturday

CBC is your go-to source for all royal wedding news leading up to the big day — May 19, 2018. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on Saturday inside St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, and CBC has every angle covered.

We'll be on location in Windsor Castle and London bringing you live coverage on wedding day on CBC TV, CBC Radio and and will whet your appetite with special programming in the days leading up to the wedding.


May 19

Wedding day coverage starts at 4 a.m. ET Saturday on CBC TV and CBC News Network with a live special hosted by Adrienne Arsenault. She'll be joined by royal expert Katie Nicholl, author of Harry: Life, Loss, and Love and other books on the Royal Family. Peter Mansbridge, former anchor of The National, will drop by the broadcasting booth during the special.

You can also watch the special on our liveblog at, which will have running commentary and updates from our correspondents on the scene. They include: Heather Hiscox, Nil Köksal, Thomas Daigle, Nahlah Ayed and Janet Davison, author of the popular Royal Fascinator newsletter, who will be inside the walls of Windsor Castle.

Steven D'Souza, Zulekha Nathoo, Tashauna Reid and Tom Murphy will be covering reaction in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Halifax, respectively.

The CBC TV app will stream the special live and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play

CBC Radio coverage will kick off at 6 a.m. ET with an extended version of World Report with Nil Köksal, reporting live from Windsor Castle.


On Saturday, you can follow live wedding coverage on, YouTube, Facebook or Twitter at the following times: Our live blog coverage begins at 4 a.m. ET and will include news and analysis from our correspondents at Windsor Castle and in London as well as the live video of the CBC TV royal wedding special.   

YouTube: Live coverage on the CBC News YouTube channel runs 4 a.m.-10 a.m. ET (available in Canada).

Facebook: 6 a.m.-8:15 a.m. ET followed by a wedding recap and Q&A with Peter Mansbridge until 8:45 a.m. ET and then continued coverage until 10 a.m. You can follow coverage on the CBC News or National Facebook feeds (available in Canada).

Twitter: The @CBCNews Twitter feed will be streaming the CBC TV royal wedding special from 6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. ET (available in Canada).

Leading up to the royal wedding

There is plenty of coverage of Harry and Meghan's nuptials already on, and more will be appearing in the remaining days leading up to May 19. 

The Royal Fascinator newsletter will also be ramping up, with special editions coming out Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Subscribe here to get all the latest wedding news and gossip delivered to your email inbox.

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The National

On Wednesday, Adrienne Arsenault hosts The National from London, with a look at how Meghan Markle represents a new era for the monarchy. On Thursday and Friday, Arsenault hosts The National from Windsor, with in-depth reports on the legacy of Diana and some of the extraordinary people invited to the wedding.

More than 20 years after her death, Diana, Princess of Wales, still has enormous influence on her sons, Harry and William, and will no doubt be on the mind of the former as he ties the knot May 19.

Those broadcasts will include special programming:

  • Shadow of Diana: Arsenault will explore the continuing influence of Diana, Princess of Wales, on Prince Harry and the Royal Family.
  • The People's Wedding: Arsenault speaks to regular British citizens who snagged an invite to the royal wedding, thanks to people in their community who nominated them to attend.
  • Meghan's Appeal: Margaret Evans visits Brixton, a predominantly Afro-Caribbean district of south London and explores how the fact a biracial woman is marrying into the monarchy might affect Britain's complicated relationship with race.
  • Royal Outsiders: Nahlah Ayed travels to Belgrade and speaks with Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia, who will be one of the foreign royals attending Harry and Meghan's wedding, about how a monarchy can be a positive influence. 

CBC News Network

​Heather Hiscox will be hosting the News Network daily morning show from London and Windsor as of May 16.

The backdrop for this year's royal wedding is vastly different to that of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's 1947 in post-war Britain, when rationing was still common.

Peter Mansbridge will present a series of past documentaries on the Royal Family at 8 p.m. on CBC News Network in the week leading up to the wedding:

  • A Very Royal Wedding: The wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in November 1947 in post-war Britain. This will also air on The Passionate Eye, May 19 and 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network.
  • The Coronation: In a rare television interview, the Queen discusses her 1952 Coronation at Westminster Abbey, when the weight of a nation was put her on her shoulders.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Truly, Madly, Deeply: A look at why Harry and Meghan, who are from very different worlds, are the perfect match. This will also air on The Passionate Eye, May 12 and 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network.

The week of documentaries on CBC News Network will end with a new documentary by Mansbridge, Royal Wedding for the Ages, which looks at how Harry and Meghan's union fits within the history of the British monarchy.