Mark your calendar and set your alarm—Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s October 12 royal wedding will now be broadcast for public viewing.
With less than two weeks until the big day, British television station ITV has agreed to air the nuptials as part of its This Morning segment, according to Express. “ITV will provide coverage of the wedding of HRH Princess Eugenie of York and Mr Jack Brooksbank on October 12 in an extended This Morning special,” a spokesperson confirmed.
Titled “This Morning at the Royal Wedding,” the three-hour TV broadcast will begin at 10 a.m. (4 a.m. ET for those of us across the pond) as guests begin to arrive for the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel (plenty of potential fascinators to fawn over!). This Morning’s Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holme will host the live stream.
Previously, any hopes of a televised royal wedding seemed bleak, considering BBC declined to broadcast Princess Eugenie’s ceremony just two weeks ago. According to the Daily Mail, the bride’s father, Prince Andrew, had attempted to work out an agreement with the network, which had aired Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony in May. However, BBC “turned it down because they don’t think enough people will tune in and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks,” according to a source.
While plenty of fans will likely be glued to their TV screens, not everyone in the U.K. is as enthusiastic, especially given the fact that the public will be footing the wedding’s hefty security bill—about $2.5 million. However, no matter which side of the royal wedding you’re on, there’s no denying that this presumably lavish upcoming ceremony will be one for the books (and definitely worth watching).