In case you haven’t heard, there is a royal wedding on May 19 and thanks to the wonders of television, everyone is invited.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married in a fairytale wedding in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The marriage of the American actress to the Queen's grandson, and fifth-in-line to the throne, will be broadcast live on several free-to-air channels.
SBS: Coverage will air live on Saturday May 19 from 7.30pm AEST on SBS and SBS On Demand.
Seven: Live coverage of the royal wedding will be on Seven and 7plus. The event even moved that night's AFL action from the main station to 7mate.
ABC: Live from 7.30pm AEST on ABC TV, simulcast live on ABC NEWS and live streamed on ABC iview.
Nine: From 7pm Harry & Meghan – The Royal Wedding begins.
The bride is expected to enter the chapel about 9pm AEST.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ROYAL WEDDING
- The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service with The Archbishop of Canterbury set to officiate the couple's wedding vows
- After the service, the couple will take a carriage procession along the route from St George's Chapel, through Windsor Town, then returning to Windsor Castle
- A reception at St George's Hall, hosted by The Queen, will be held after the service with around 600 guests invited
- Later in the evening, Harry's father, the Prince of ,Wales will host a reception at Frogmore House for the couple and around 200 of their close friends and family
- Regiments and units of the United Kingdom's Armed Forces, which hold a special relationship with Prince Harry, will provide the ceremonial support at the wedding and carriage procession
- Included are the three Regiment Army Air Corps and The Royal Gurkha Rifles, who Harry served with in Afghanistan
- Floral designer Philippa Craddock will create the flower displays for their wedding. White garden roses, peonies, foxgloves and branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, which will all be in season, are expected to be used
- After the wedding, the couple have arranged for the flowers to be distributed to charities
- Pastry chef Claire Ptak, the owner of London's Violet bakery, will make the royal wedding cake - a lemon elderflower cake, covered in buttercream and decorated with fresh flowers
- Invitations to the wedding followed royal tradition and were made by Barnard & Westwood. The invitations were issued in the name of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and feature the Three-Feathered badge of the prince printed in gold ink
- Official heads of states have not been included on the guest list.
List by the Australian Associated Press
ROYALS IN THE HUNTER
The wedding fever has reminded us of 1954 when Her Majesty The Queen stopped into the Hunter for a visit. She was met by a crowd of 44,000 school children at the Broadmeadow Showground, where she toured the site of the upcoming Newcastle Show.
Other royals have also stopped in to visit Newcastle and surrounds. Take a look through the royal archives.
READ MORE: Royal visit of 1954
GET WEDDING READY
If you just cannot wait until May 19 for a royal wedding fix, re-watch the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton here.