Royal Wedding: Your Coverage Guide 12


Coverage on the day:


7.00am: BREAKFAST – Petra Bagust reports on the eve of the Royal Wedding from London for Friday morning’s Breakfast.
6.00pm: ONE News – Wendy Petrie anchors ONE News live from Westminster Abbey.
7.00pm: CLOSE UP – Mark Sainsbury presents Close Up live from Central London.
7.30pm: Wendy Petrie presents TV ONE’s A Royal Wedding and links to the official BBC broadcast. – concludes approx 12:45am Saturday morning.

TV 3:

6:00pm: 3 NEWS – Hilary Barry will be reporting live from London.
7:00pm: CAMPBELL LIVE – the London based 3 News team will be keeping John informed on the build up to the Royal wedding.
7:30pm: ROYAL WEDDING SPECIAL – John Campbell and guests discuss the lead up to the ceremony and cross to London for live updates.
10:00pm: ROYAL WEDDING SPECIAL – ITV live coverage of the wedding ceremony begins on TV3. James Mates leads the commentary of events from Westminster Abbey.


Further details:

TV One:

TV ONE brings you ‘A Royal Wedding’ live from London. Wendy Petrie presents the build-up to the wedding ceremony from Westminster Abbey including live pictures of the scenes from around London, St. Andrews and Katherine Middleton’s home village of Bucklebury as millions of spectators take to the streets.

At 10pm we join the BBC – the host broadcaster of the Royal Wedding. The official coverage will include access to preparations as they unfold, reports on all the movements to and from the Abbey and commentary from Royal experts and historians, fashion correspondents and invited guests.

The live satellite transmission will follow all members of the Royal Family and the bride as they make their way to Westminster Abbey and the arrival of all the key guests.

Viewers can expect multi camera coverage of the entire service from inside the Abbey.

The broadcast continues after the ceremony tracking the procession as it travels to Buckingham Palace. TV ONE’s coverage will conclude following the traditional kiss between the bride and groom on the Palace balcony around 12:45am.

TV One will also have highlights the following day:

7am on TV ONE: The Royal Wedding – A two hour highlights package
7.30pm on TV ONE: The Royal Wedding – A one hour highlights package



On Friday 29 April at 7.30pm, following Campbell Live, John Campbell will front TV3’s coverage leading up to the ceremony. He will be joined by a select panel of guests to provide witty, informed and insightful commentary of the event.

John Campbell will also be crossing live to Hilary Barry in London, to discuss the celebrations in England and also the arrival of guests for the wedding.

From 10:00pm, TV3 will be screening ITV’s live, uninterrupted and commercial free coverage of the event. ITV News Senior Correspondent James Mates will provide commentary during the ceremony. will be providing extensive Video On Demand of the Royal wedding, as well as entertaining and informative live updates. Sunday Magazine’s “Hottest Blogger of the Year” Ally Mullord will be part of the Royal wedding team, providing her own unique insight into this historic event.

Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Jennings says: “All Royal weddings spark public interest but the marriage of William and Kate has captured the world’s attention. Since William’s recent visit to New Zealand, he has cemented himself as a firm favourite with Kiwis and TV3 is delighted to be able to bring this historic event to audiences.”



CNN Dream Team To Provide Extensive Build Up & Live Event Coverage Of The Royal Wedding through April only on CNN, SKY Channel 091.

CNN’s Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper and Richard Quest will provide extensive coverage throughout April of the biggest royal wedding event since Charles married Diana – from the ceremonial to the personal, from the events at Westminster Abbey to the reactions of those around the world.

This will culminate in CNN’s special live seven-hour broadcast ‘A Royal Wedding’ beginning at 7.00pm on April 29, the day of the wedding, where Morgan, Cooper and Quest will host full coverage until 2.00am the following morning.

Firstly, Richard Quest sets the scene ahead of the big day with a weekly series throughout April of observations and insights, guests and reports. Beginning on Monday April 26th, Piers Morgan’s coverage kicks off as he broadcasts his nightly show from London with a mix of topical guests and newsmakers. Anderson Cooper will anchor AC360 live from London from Wednesday April 27 through Friday April 29.

“As the tension and excitement builds in the days before the Royal Wedding, CNN intends to be a visual real-time diary of the many and varied ways that people around the world choose to mark and experience the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton,” said Katherine Green, Senior Vice President and General Manager for CNN International. “The wedding day itself will capture the imagination of millions of viewers and CNN guarantees its global audience a front row seat for every minute of the pomp and ceremony of the big day.”

To round off coverage of what some would describe as perhaps the biggest Royal event of the past two decades a special CNN documentary hosted by anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien titled “The Women who would be Queen”, will air in New Zealand on Sunday, May 1st at 1.00am, 8.00am and 9.00pm.

Quest Royal Wedding Specials: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th April, 9.00pm

Piers Morgan Tonight: Live From London, 26th, 27th, 28th April, 1.00pm

Anderson Cooper 360: Live From London, 27th, 28th April, 2.00pm

A Royal Wedding: Friday 29th April, 7.00pm

The Women who would be Queen: Sunday 1st May, 1.00am, 8.00am and 9.00pm


Royal Wedding to be broadcast to South Pacific:

TVNZ has announced a transmission partnership with 18 broadcasters enabling television viewers across the South Pacific to watch the Royal Wedding live from London on the 29th of April.

The five hour transmission via TVNZ in Auckland features exclusive coverage of the BBC’s official broadcast and will be screened by participating networks in the Cook, Solomon and Marshall Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Niue, Tonga, Nauru, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Fiji and Palau

The Royal Wedding is expected to break all previous viewing records to become the most watched programme in television’s history.

It’s estimated that as many as 2 billion viewers will tune in to watch Prince William and Katherine Middleton exchange vows – more than double the number that watched Prince Charles & Lady Diana marry in 1981.


Cook Islands: Elijah Communications Limited, Avarua, Rarotonga.

Cook Islands: Mangaia TV

Solomon Islands: TV One, Honiara; My Telekom, Honiara

Marshall Islands: NTV, Majuro

Samoa: Samoa Broadcasting Corporation, Apia

Samoa: TV3 Samoa, Apia

Samoa STAR TV, Apia

American Samoa: PCSTV, Pago Pago

Niue: Broadcasting Corporation of Niue, Alofi

Tonga: Tonfon (Digicel), Nuku’alofa

Tonga: Tonga Broadcasting Commission, Nuku’alofa

Tonga: TMN2, Nuku’alofa

Fiji: Fiji Broadcasting Group

Fiji: Mai TV, Suva

Nauru: Nauru Television, Dept of Home Affairs, Yaren

Kiribati: Television Kiribati Limited (TKL), Tarawa.

Vanuatu: VBTC, Port Vila.

Tuvalu: Tuvalu TV

Palau: Oceania TV


William and Kate: A Royal Romance to screen on TV One Saturday 30th April:

William and Kate: A Royal Romance is the story of the love affair between Prince William, second in line to the throne of England, and Katherine Middleton, daughter of upper middle class commoners.

William and Kate met at St. Andrews in Scotland, as first year students living in the same dormitory and majoring in the same subjects. While they were dating other people, they became close friends.

The film suggests that it was only when William watched Kate modelling a see-though dress at a charity fashion show that he began to think of her in a different way. The film tracks the ups and downs of their eight year relationship which was complicated by social pressures and the media. It claims that William was determined not to make the same mistake as his father Charles, who gave up the woman he loved, Camilla Parker Bowles, for the aristocrat chosen by his family.

At the same time, Kate had to decide whether she would give up her freedom or live as a Princess under the rigid structures and intense publicity that seemed to torment William’s mother, Lady Diana.

Reuniting after a serious break up, William and Kate announced their engagement to a joyous reception. This movie stars kiwi actor, Nico Evers-Swindell who plays Prince William.



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  1. Oh well, maybe by the time Harry gets married…..
    My final word (and question) is….I assume that if the All Blacks were playing in a final in London tonight, we might just see it in HD??
    I will obviously still be watching the wedding….just a little disappointed. Thanks for your info.

  2. Seems a real pity……one would have thought that owning a high definition TV in New Zealand might have meant we could watch in HD! We have both SKY and Freeview, terrestrial and satellite, and now I find I should have booked an airline ticket to Sydney!

  3. Can anyone tell me how I can watch the wedding in HD? Will Freeview provide me with HD on channels 1 and 3? Is SKY HDMI broadcasting the wedding in HD via either of these channels?

  4. I will be watching the wedding on CNN. I have no desire’s to see Petra Bagust covering the Wedding.