Britbox to live-stream royal wedding in US


When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say "I do" in May, watch-parties held in public will be able to screen the ceremony as it airs without paying a community licence fee, the broadcaster announced.

The subscription service from BBC Studios and ITV will allow U.S. subscribers to watch the United Kingdom commercial broadcaster's live broadcast of the wedding celebration. In addition to the live rolling coverage, there will a special hour-long royal wedding highlights show that will be available soon after the wedding concludes. It will be available commercial free in movie theaters across the USA on May 19 in partnership with Fathom Events.

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Furthermore, BritBox is also taking the Royal celebration to the big screen - the first time there has been a theatrical release of a Royal Wedding. Also, BritBox has commissioned two programmes that will have their premieres in the week leading up to the wedding - Meghan & Harry: A Revolutionary Romance and WEDTalks: The BritBox Wedding Watchers Guide.

The 35-year-old royal is "honoured" to have been asked to perform the role at his younger brother's nuptials to Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel in Windsor on May 19, especially as his 33-year-old sibling had the same position when he married Duchess Catherine in 2011. The program will provide viewers with an inside look at the couple and their wedding preparations. When asked if she would be there to support her friend on the big day, she said, "I don't know, I think it's during one of the tournaments, I'll see if I can make it". "BritBox is the only USA destination providing access to ITV's live broadcast of the event and Julie and Phillip's expert take on the proceedings".