View­ing op­tions abound for Royal Wed­ding

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When Harry meets Meghan at the al­tar Satur­day, you’ll have a range of ways to watch.

The royal wed­ding of Bri­tish Prince Harry and Amer­i­can ac­tress Meghan Markle will re­ceive wide cov­er­age on tele­vi­sion. Yet the nup­tials at St. Ge­orge’s Chapel in Wind­sor Cas­tle also will make it into the­aters.

“Harry & Meghan: The Royal Wed­ding” will play on the big screen — with­out com­mer­cials — on Satur­day, May 19, in more than 200 the­aters across the United States. There are screen­ings at 10 a.m. at Re­gal Win­ter Park Vil­lage 20 and AMC Dis­ney Springs 24. The mul­ti­plex mar­riage comes cour­tesy of Fathom Events, BritBox and ITV. For de­tails, check fath­omevents.com.

Younger royal watch­ers can cel­e­brate the royal wed­ding with the chil­dren’s book “Fancy Nancy and the Wed­ding of the Cen­tury.” Ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to dress up in Fancy Nancy at­tire for the story time at 11 a.m. Satur­day at Barnes & No­ble at Colo­nial Plaza Mar­ket Cen­ter, 2418 E. Colo­nial Drive in Or­lando.

Adult royal fans can look to Pub Or­lando at Pointe Or­lando. It will of­fer the “Royal Wed­ding Royal Brunch,” from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day, com­plete with drink spe­cials and give­aways. The web­site is ex­pe­ri­encethepub.com.

The Coun­try Club of Or­lando will present “Bathrobes & Tiaras Royal Wed­ding Watch Party” from 6 to 9 a.m. Satur­day. The events costs $30 per per­son, and an RSVP is re­quested by May 15. You can reg­is­ter at YourCar­ingLawFirm.com/events. The event of­fers sand­wiches, scones, fruit, desserts and a cash bar. “We will snark on out­fits on TV,” the in­vite reads.

The commentary could be snarky on HBO with hosts Cord Hosen­beck (Will Fer­rell) and Tish Cat­ti­gan (Molly Shan­non). The cov­er­age starts at 7:30 a.m. Satur­day with a re­peat at 9:45 p.m. The “Pasadena broad­cast leg­ends” are pro­duced by Funny Or Die, the com­edy video web­site.

CBS starts its cov­er­age at 4 a.m. Satur­day. Hosts Gayle King of “CBS This Morn­ing” and Kevin Fra­zier of “En­ter­tain­ment Tonight” will draw on com­men­ta­tor Tina Brown. CBS re­caps the day with a two-hour spe­cial at 8 p.m. Satur­day.

NBC’s “To­day” will de­vote all four hours from Wind­sor on Fri­day. Wed­ding day cov­er­age, hosted by Sa­van­nah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, be­gins at 4:30 a.m. The hosts will be joined by Megyn Kelly, Kathie Lee Gif­ford, Al Ro­ker and Sheinelle Jones.

Robin Roberts and David Muir will lead ABC’s cov­er­age from 5 to 10 a.m. Satur­day on “Good Morn­ing Amer­ica.” ABC also will of­fer spe­cials, hosted by Muir, at 10 p.m. Fri­day and Satur­day.

The cov­er­age will ex­tend to other channels. BBC Amer­ica will simul­cast BBC One’s cov­er­age at 4 a.m. with lim­ited com­mer­cial breaks. BBC Amer­ica will of­fer wed­ding high­lights through the day and a re­peat of the wed­ding at 10 p.m. Satur­day.

You’ll find the wed­ding on cable news channels. Shep­ard Smith and San­dra Smith will an­chor at 6 a.m. from Wind­sor for Fox News Chan­nel. MSNBC starts cov­er­age at 4 a.m. with Joy Reid in New York and Stephanie Ruhle and Katy Tur at Wind­sor. CNN starts at 4 a.m. with An­der­son Cooper, Alisyn Camerota and Don Le­mon an­chor­ing from Wind­sor.

“TLC’s Royal Wed­ding Live” be­gins at 5 a.m. and runs four hours. “TLC’s Royal Wed­ding Re­vealed” starts at 10 p.m. Satur­day, runs one hour and is hosted by Shaun Robin­son.

E! of­fers five hours of cov­er­age, start­ing at 5 a.m., then re­caps the day in a one-hour spe­cial at 7 p.m.

Tele­mu­ndo of­fers Span­ish-lan­guage cov­er­age at 5 a.m. and the spe­cial “Me­gan y Harry, La Boda Real” at 10 p.m. María Ce­leste Ar­rarás leads the cov­er­age, pro­duced with NBC.

Prince Harry is one of the world’s best-liked celebri­ties. Ask any­one who met him when he vis­ited Or­lando for the In­vic­tus Games in 2016. Markle gained celebrity on “Suits,” a USA drama that she de­parted last month af­ter her char­ac­ter, Rachel Zane, mar­ried.

Noth­ing, of course, beats the real thing.

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