Everything you need to know before watching the Royal Wedding - Metro US

Everything you need to know before watching the Royal Wedding

Six ways to celebrate the royal wedding
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Photo Credit: Getty Images

You’ve survived the Lifetime movie (oh so bad, yet oh so good), you’ve watched the primetime specials and binged-watched seven seasons of “Suits.” Now, it’s time to make yourself a plate of crumpets, curl up on the couch in your PJs and tune in to the TV wedding of the year.

The night before:

Don’t pretend you haven’t cancelled Friday so you can be up in time for Saturday’s wedding. For those staying home who fancy a giggle, at 8 p.m., TLC is offering up the one-hour “Prince Harry: Wild No More” documentary, followed by a one-hour “Meghan Markle: A Royal Love Story” special. At 10 p.m., things get a little more serious when ABC’s “20/20” focuses on the Royal Wedding.

How to watch:

Pretty much every major network will have live coverage of the royal wedding, because let’s face it, apart from a hangover, there’s not much else to compete with on a Saturday morning. However, ABC, CBS and BBC America will all live stream the ceremony from Windsor starting around 7 a.m. in the morning.

Pick of the coverage:

For a less stuffy take on what it sure to be a ceremony overflowing with conservative tradition, “The Royal Wedding Live With Cord and Tish!” on HBO, hosted by the in-character comedians Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell, should deliver a lighter look at the Royal Wedding beginning at 7:30 a.m.

In the royal vein:

Lifetime might have given us the brilliant “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” TV movie, but Hallmark is rewarding royal romance fiends with an all-day line up of royalty-themed movies including Markle’s own 2016 Hallmark movie, “Dater’s Handbook.”

Best Royal Wedding snacks

To eat:

Scones:Served with jam and cream.

Pikelets:Again, apply jam and cream.

To drink:

Tea:Prepared in a pot and served in a cup with saucer.

Gin and tonic:Served with a twist of lemon.

From the store: English shortbread

If you’re feeling fancy: Lemon elderflower cake with buttercream. Forgo the traditional fruitcake and take a stab at baking the cake the royal couple opted for.

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