Fox News To Provide Live Coverage Of Royal Wedding


Fox News Channel Monday unveiled its plans to cover the April 29 Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, which includes a week-long schedule of events leading up to the nuptials.

Fox News will provide live coverage of the wedding from Buckingham Palace on April 29 beginning at 4 a.m., with network personalities Shepard Smith, Martha MacCallum, Gretchen Carlson and Jonathan Hunt reporting from Westminster Abbey, the network said.

In addition, the network's Happening Now co-anchors Jenna Lee and Jon Scott will provide analysis from New York. Fox will also feature commentary from 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, said the network.

Leading up to the wedding, Fox will present several specials, including an April 24th documentary Countdown to the Royal Wedding, the network said. FNC will also simulcast content from UK-based Sky News during the early morning hours of April 27 and April 28.

In addition, 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, the network said.