The Royal Wedding on CBC

How and where to watch the ceremony on April 29.

A guide to coverage on TV, radio and online on April 29


The much-anticipated wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place on April 29 in London.

CBC's coverage of the event will begin bright and early at 2 a.m. ET as the city awakes and prepares for the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, which begins at 6 a.m. ET.

Follow the wedding on CBC TV, CBC News Network and from 2 .am. ET to 10 a.m. ET.

CBC News will also drop in on celebrations in Vancouver, Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton and Victoria. If you’re in the Toronto area, CBC invites you to our Royal Wedding viewing party at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St West, beginning at 5 a.m. Tea and scones will be served, and prizes will be awarded for the best hat, wedding dress or bridesmaid dress.

Visit or download the CBC News Mobile App for all the latest royal wedding news, details and special features.

Broadcast highlights:

2 a.m. ET: CBC TV and CBC News Network will be live from London four hours before the wedding. Heather Hiscox and other CBC correspondents will be reporting from street level as the city, and people around the world, get ready for the big event.'s  coverage will also begin at 2 a.m. ET. You'll be able to stream CBC television coverage on your computer, tablet or smartphone.  Correspondent Andrea Lee-Greenberg will be live-blogging from the streets of London, as well as providing photos, interviews and interactive content.

4 a.m. ET: CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge will report from outside Westminster Abbey as the excitement builds. The CBC's royal commentator, Ciara Hunt, and correspondents Heather Hiscox, Anne-Marie Mediwake, Ann MacMillan, Susan Ormiston and Andrea Lee-Greenberg will also be filing regular reports.

5 a.m. ET: CBC Radio One’s World Report will be live outside Buckingham Palace. Host Peter Armstrong will be joined by Karen Pauls, from Westminster Abbey, and Tom Parry, who will bring the colour and celebrations from the crowds lining the streets.

6 a.m. ET: The ceremony begins. The CBC News team will take you through this historic event: from the ceremony to the carriage rides through London's streets to Buckingham Palace.

7 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET: CBC News Network will broadcast highlights from the wedding ceremony.

Described Video

For the first time, blind and low-vision Canadians will be able to experience a royal wedding as never before. On Friday, beginning at 5 a.m. ET, CBC News’ coverage of the royal wedding will be available through Described Video. For more information and to access the Channel Guide, visit, or call 1-800-567-6755.