Royal Wedding TV Specials
Prince William and Kate Middleton were married on April 29 at Westminster Abbey in the grandest royal wedding since William’s parents Prince Charles and Diana were wed. Royals’ love stories are publically debated, poured over and pried into with curious eyes perhaps more fervently than any others on the planet. With television, many Americans found easy access to all the wedding details they could possibly desire.
Lifetime premiered an original movie about the love story of William and Kate leading up to their wedding. The movie, titled William and Kate, will premiere April 18 at 8:00 p.m. CT. The movie starts with the meeting of the two at the University of St. Andrews and documents their following nine-year relationship, one full of stress, love and the occasional break up.
Right after the movie premiere, Lifetime aired the first part of a six episode documentary called Royal Wedding of a Lifetime. Each one hour episode will discuss some part of the couple’s past, their wedding or their future together. References to Princess Diana’s wedding, speculation about Kate’s gown and wedding food will also be discussed.
Even though we are all American, I’m sure Winston Churchill wouldn’t mind if the kids at his namesake school tuned in to watch this important English event. Due to the difference in time zones, the coverage for the wedding started at 3:00 a.m. CT on April 29.