FOX News Channel (FNC) will present extensive live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton throughout the week leading up to the celebration. The main event will be co-hosted by Shepard Smith and Martha MacCallum from Buckingham Palace on Friday April 29th beginning at 4 AM/ET.
On the wedding day, Shepard Smith and Martha MacCallum will be joined by Gretchen Carlson and Jonathan Hunt reporting live from Westminster Abbey, while Happening Now co-anchors Jenna Lee and Jon Scott will provide analysis from New York. Event coverage will run commercial-free from 5:30-8 AM/ET. Additionally, Royal experts providing commentary throughout include: former Royal butler Paul Burrell; Christopher Anderson, author of William and Kate: A Royal Love Story; and former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden, who covered the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981. During primetime hours, FNC will highlight special moments from the ceremony and the day’s events.
Additional FNC coverage plans for the week of the Royal Wedding include:
• FNC will simulcast Sky News from 1-6 AM/ET on Wednesday April 27th and Thursday April 28th.
• On Wednesday April 27th, Gretchen Carlson will co-host Fox and Friends (7-9 AM/ET) live from London. Martha MacCallum will also co-anchor America’s Newsroom (9-11 AM/ET) from London while Bill Hemmer will provide coverage from New York.
• On Thursday April 28th and Friday April 29th, Shepard Smith will anchor Studio B (3-4 PM/ET) and Fox Report (7-8 PM/ET) from London. Greta Van Susteren will also host her show On the Record from London later that evening at 10 PM/ET.
In addition, Foxnews.com will launch a special Royal Wedding page beginning Monday April 18th that will showcase all content related to the event and provide viewers the latest via the web and live streams. The page will also host live chats, slideshows of the main events, and highlight photo submissions from spectators in and around the ceremony.
FOX News Radio (FNR) will begin providing live updates on Thursday April 28th and will provide continuous Royal Wedding coverage on Friday April 29th, beginning at 4 AM/ET. FNR London correspondent Alastair Wanklyn and reporter Jennifer Keiper will update listeners live from the streets of London.
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