How to Watch Princess Eugenie's Wedding

BBC reportedly won't be airing Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding on October 12, but other networks are in talks with Prince Andrew, Eugenie's father, about airing the ceremony. Find out the official details on how to watch Eugenie and Jack's wedding at Windsor Castle here.

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Four months ago, the entire world witnessed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding (opens in new tab), which was broadcast across all major television networks, including BBC, NBC, E!, PBS, and Fox. (Kensington Palace even provided a livestream!) However, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank may not be in luck with the same coverage for their wedding (opens in new tab) on Friday, October 12.

Eugenie, the first cousin of Prince Harry and Prince William, is set to marry longtime boyfriend Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle—the same location Harry and Meghan had their wedding. Even though their ceremony will include 200+ more people than the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's special day, BBC reportedly won't air the wedding (opens in new tab) because "they think the ratings will flop."

According to the Daily Mail (opens in new tab), the network turned down the request of Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie's father, to broadcast the wedding because "they don’t think enough people will tune in and there isn’t enough support for the Yorks." A few days later, Cosmopolitan U.K. (opens in new tab) reached out to BBC, who revealed that "there will be news coverage of the wedding across our services." The network did not comment on the initial denial due to ratings or whether they'll actually be live streaming it.

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There are two networks, however, who have confirmed that they will definitely be airing Eugenie's wedding. ITV, a popular commercial television channel in the U.K., will air the wedding (opens in new tab) on ITV’s This Morning, a broadcast hosted by Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes.

If you live in the U.S., received exclusive confirmation that TLC will air Eugenie's wedding (opens in new tab) in a three-hour broadcast called Royal Wedding Live: Princess Eugenie starting at 4:25 a.m. EST with ITV's hosts. If you don't have a TV, you can stream the wedding on TLC's website (opens in new tab) and watch the taping on the TLC Go app (opens in new tab).

You can also livestream the wedding on the Duke of York's social media channels or the Royal Family's official accounts.

Facebook - The Royal Family (opens in new tab) and The Duke of York (opens in new tab)

Twitter - The Royal Family (opens in new tab) and The Duke of York (opens in new tab)

Instagram - @TheRoyalFamily (opens in new tab)@ (opens in new tab)HRHTheDukeOfYork (opens in new tab)

Youtube - The Royal Channel (opens in new tab) and The Duke of York (opens in new tab)

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. London time, which means 6 a.m. EST/3 a.m. PST. You'll definitely want to set an alarm (or five).

Bookmark this tab for later, and check back here for the official details on how to watch Princess Eugenie's wedding on October 12.


Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.