Your Royal Wedding TV guide: How to watch Harry and Meghan’s big day on BT TV

Get ready for the biggest wedding of the year with these special shows and coverage of the fairy tale nuptials.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is going to be one of the most-watched TV moments of 2018.

Taking place on Saturday May 19 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, the couple's nuptials will unite the nation in front of their screens.

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On BT TV, the coverage of the wedding starts before the big day with exclusive coverage, films and documentaries across the month to celebrate the romance of the year.

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Wedding films in the BT TV Store

Get in the wedding mood with a fantastic selection of classic rom-coms and romantic dramas in the BT TV Store.

Hit the BT Player button your remote, scroll down to the ‘Celebrating The Royal Wedding’ section and check out the films available to buy and rent.

Classic comedy Bridesmaids, Steve Martin’s Father of The Bride films, Julia Roberts favourite The Runaway Bride and Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin’s heartbreaking Me Before You are all available now.

Meghan Markle's career on screen:

A Random Encounter

A Random Encounter - Meghan Markle

This 2013 rom-com was one of Meghan’s first big breaks as she played sassy, independent Mindy, who is trying to help her unlucky-in-love best pal Laura navigate the LA dating scene.

The classic rollercoaster story of the hunt for Prince Charming with a modern romantic twist, A Random Encounter is a perfect ‘girls’ night in’ film.

Suits - Buy and own Suits season 1-7, available from £4.49 each


If you haven't watched the acclaimed US legal drama Suits yet, or if you need to catch up with the drama, we've got you covered.

Meghan Markle’s most famous screen role, the series is set in the power hungry world of a Manhattan corporate law firm and follows the dramas of high-flying, smooth-talking Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and genius school dropout Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams).
Slick, sexy and gripping, Suits is an addictive, winning combination.

A Netflix Wedding

We might not all be attending the big day at Windsor castle, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend….even if our castle is the living room. To live out your Prince and Princess fairytale dreams IRL, we’ve selected the ultimate wedding shows fit for His or Her Royal Highness.

Royal Dramas

Claire Foy - Netflix

If you’re looking to replicate the royal ceremony in your living room, why not immerse yourself in the lives of the most famous family in all the land. Catch up on The Crown which follows the trials and tribulations of Queen Elizabeth, or take a walk down a memory lane with Victoria. And if you’re looking for a tear-jerking nostalgic evening, relive the tragic life of the Mother of the Groom with The Story of Diana.

Wild Weddings

Let’s be honest, we’ve all pictured ourselves on the arm of Prince Harry, the ultimate party Prince. As Prince Harry will be pretty busy, and we all know he loves a crazy Vegas weekend,  make do with Ashton Kutcher in What Happens in Vegas to get you in the wedding party mood.  If on the other hand you’re not in the celebratory mood and like Julia Roberts you haven’t got the guy, then schedule a night with a stellar cast and watch My Best Friend’s Wedding to make yourself feel a little better.

Ain’t no party like a Hen party

We all know how Meghan’s hen party is REALLY going down… and if it’s anything like The Bachelorette then we know HRH The Queen is in for a treat. If you’re not on the guest list to the hen party of the year, stick on Bridesmaids so you can live your life vicariously - labrador puppies are optional. 

For those that always cry during the ceremony

If all the wedding talk in the office is bringing you down, grab the tissues and chocolate for a good old sobfest. Don your best cry face for Dear John and sob over the most famous kiss of all time with The Notebook.

Behind the scenes on the Royal Wedding with National Geographic

Operation Royal Wedding

As the highly anticipated nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle rapidly approach, National Geographic marks the celebratory occasion with the premiere of Operation Royal Wedding. With rare inside access, National Geographic will tell the behind-the-scenes story of the kingdom-wide efforts being made in advance of this historic occasion.

All eyes will be on the picturesque Royal Borough of Windsor on May 19th as 600 wedding guests and the entire world attentively watch the regal affair.

Operation Royal Wedding reveals what it takes to pull off the biggest event of the year, casting a light on the myriad of unsung heroes who ensure every detail of the modern-day fairy-tale wedding is perfect. From the exquisite ceremonial garments, to the extraordinary undertaking of ensuring the town of Windsor itself is royal ready, the wedding extravaganza would be impossible without this assembly of devoted people working tirelessly behind the scenes on the meticulous arrangements for the grand ceremony.

Operation Royal Wedding premieres, Monday 21st May at 9.05pm.

E! Cordially invites you to the celebration of the year – Watch E! on BT TV channel 321/386 HD


As the Royals and A-list stars converge on Windsor to celebrate the upcoming fairy tale nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, E! builds on its continued coverage of the Royal Family culminating with the event of the year.

The network’s coverage begins on Sunday 13th May at 9pm with The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan wedding special, breaking down the future of the modern day Princess through the lives of three trailblazing women: Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle.

Then on Saturday 19th May from 10am, reporting live, direct from Windsor Castle, E! Live From The Royal Wedding featuring pop culture expert Giuliana Rancic, celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, royal expert E! News Chief Correspondent Melanie Bromley, and E! UK TV host Sarah-Jane Crawford provides viewers with unparalleled and unpredictable, five-hour, cross-platform coverage from multiple vantage points.

The special will look at how these modern-day royals are redefining what that means through their lifestyles, fashion, philanthropy, and socially. Viewers will also get a chance to look back at how Diana set the standard for future generations, how Kate has carried that torch, and how Meghan will further redefine what the world thinks of the British royal family. These royal insiders will revisit the lavish weddings of Diana and Kate, and make predictions of what’s to come for Meghan’s big day.

Rounding out the night, the network will air E! Royal Wedding Rundown, an hour-long recap special of the historic event, on Sunday 20th May at 10am. The special and day of live coverage will be produced by Wilshire Studios.

A Royal movie on Lifetime – Watch Lifetime on BT TV channel 329/384 HD

Lifetime movie - A Royal Romance

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance chronicles the courtship and love of a beloved prince and his new fiancée.

The movie follows the story of Prince Harry (Murray Fraser) and Meghan Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley) from the moment they met after being set up by friends, through their initial courtship when they were able to keep their romance under wraps, and ultimately the intense global media attention surrounding their relationship and Meghan's life as a divorced American actress.

The film airs on Saturday, May 19th at 7pm.

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Gold’s Right Royal Wedding Weekend – Watch Gold on BT TV channel 310

Mrs Brown's Boys

As a certain very famous couple prepare to tie the knot in the real world, in Sitcom World there has always been a steady stream of weddings. Aside from the occasion, weddings in Sitcom World provide ample opportunity for comedy - the mishaps, the arguments, the tears. And so, as Harry and Meghan get ready for their nuptials, Gold prepares for its very own weekend of wedding fun…

There are back-to-back wedding themed episodes including: Shazia and Amjad’s wedding in Citizen Khan - The Wedding (Saturday 19th, 7pm), The Royle Family - Wedding Day (Saturday 19th , 9pm) and Mrs Brown’s Boys - Mammy Of The Groom (Saturday 19th , 9.40pm).

Other classic wedding episodes include Only Fools & Horses - Little Problems (Sunday 20th, 7.40pm) and Peep Show - Wedding (Sunday 20th, 10.15pm).

Harry and Meghan say 'I Do' on TLC – Watch TLC on BT TV channel 323/377 HD

Harry and Meghan say I Do

For the first time ever, TLC’s top wedding experts come together in a one-off special to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry to his American Princess, Meghan Markle.

Harry & Meghan Said Yes will include the expert opinions, unique insights and unrestrained reactions of royal dress designer and host of Say Yes to the Dress UK, David Emanuel, Curvy Brides’ Boutique’s Jo Cooke and Alison Law, reality bride and groom to be, Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen, and from Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta, Monte Durham and Lori Allen.

What will David Emanuel make of Markle’s sparkle?  Who are Monte and Lori’s fashion ‘hits’ and ‘misses’?  Who do Jo and Alison think stand out in the crowd, and what will send Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen into fits of giggles?  Celebrate the biggest of big days with TLC’s most outrageous and entertaining wedding-istas.

E!, Lifetime, Gold and TLC are among the premium channels available on BT TV.

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