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Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
James Corden was battling allergies and nearly interrupted the royal wedding
Corden explained his "resting royal wedding face" on The Late Late Show. "The worst part of the ceremony for me was there was flowers everywhere, the most beautiful flowers you’ve ever seen," says Corden, who is a friend of Prince Harry's. "And I get quite bad allergies if I’m in such close proximity to flowers, so for a lot of the ceremony, I just needed to sneeze. Right at the point when the archbishop was saying, ‘If anyone knows of any reason…’ and I was like, ‘Please don’t sneeze. Please don’t sneeze.’" ALSO: Today edged out Good Morning America for the most royal wedding viewers.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 5:31AM EDT
Royal wedding was watched by 29 million Americans and 18 million British viewers
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding topped Prince William and Kate Middleton. But Harry and Meghan's wedding had the advantage of airing early on a Saturday morning, when viewers didn't have to prepare for work or school. William and Kate married early on a Friday morning in April 2011. About 29.2 million watched the ceremony across 15 networks. Around 18 million watched the wedding in Britain, becoming the most-watched broadcast of the year. ALSO: John Oliver mocks the royal wedding on Last Week Tonight.
Posted Sunday 5/20/18 at 4:34AM EDT
Royal Wedding was a tremendous TV experience: "How long has it been since we’ve watched live TV that was this giddy, this besotted?"
"Did we even realize how much we needed this: the predawn escape to Fairy Tale Land, the sneaking out of bed to let indifferent spouses snooze?" says Hank Stuever of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding that was shown live on a number of networks. He adds: "Usually it’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders scowling at us, followed by pundits scowling some more, with TV anchors whose heads shake permanently back and forth in exasperated surrender. Even the awards shows lately have been fraught with careful messaging. But on Saturday, from network to network, coverage of the royal marriage of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle was technically flawless, surprisingly thoughtful, happily effervescent and unabashedly over the top. The combined force of it briefly created a safe space for dreamers and optimists, whether a viewer opted for the pure dosage of the BBC feed (on PBS and BBC America), or for something more pedestrian."
- Twitter outshined TV: "The television coverage suggested an industry that has lost its monopoly on the international conversation"
- The wedding "was admittedly a wonderful — and charmingly made-for-TV — diversion" from the bad news in the U.S.
- Oprah Winfrey attended the wedding, as did Prince Harry's friend James Corden
- BBC trolls Trump over inauguration crowd size in a royal wedding tweet
- Watch Bishop Michael Curry's electrifying speech that was the talk of the wedding
- SNL spoofed the royal wedding with a Prince Harry reception video and Kenan Thompson as Bishop Curry
- Kristen Wiig crashed HBO's Cord & Tish royal wedding coverage as "Sir Albert Langham-Kingsley"
- Watch Suits superfan Cord join Tish in gushing over the royal wedding
- How a British newspaper covered America's TV coverage of the royal wedding
- Suits creator Aaron Korsh tweeted: "Just a little stroll in the countryside. No reason. Just felt like coming England"
- "Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex!" tweeted Suits' official Twitter account
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Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
How Meghan Markle's Suits experience prepared her for the Royal family's world stage
Markle has already shaken up the Royal family and has only begun to make her mark, says Maureen Ryan. On Suits, Markle's "Rachel Zane was a supporting character — the core journey was not hers — but Markle brought passionate craft and lively charisma to her role," says Ryan, who has watched every episode of the USA series and moderated a panel with Markle four years ago. "Rachel's quest to be more than a paralegal and to exceed the high expectations of her accomplished family was as compelling as her desire to retain her moral center among a crew of New York legal sharks so intent on closing deals that the morality of their actions was sometimes (often?) a secondary concern. The ethics of many Suits characters have been painted in various shades of gray — and to be clear, that's not a bad thing. But Rachel always stood for something — several things, actually: a quest for fairness, a capacity for hard work, an affinity for compassion and truthfulness, and the desire to find an emotional balance in life and on the job.
Her new gig may well feature the same agenda, but on a much, much bigger stage."
- ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, BBC America, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, HBO, PBS, E! and TLC are all covering the royal wedding
- Suits cast has a "last supper" in London before the wedding: "Love deeply and live well," Patrick J. Adams tweets to Markle
- How TV turned the royal wedding into a very public affair
- How to watch the royal wedding if you don't have cable
- Markle had a Hollywood childhood, having grown up on the set of Married with Children, where her dad worked as cinematographer
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
What time does Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding begin in your time zone?
If you're on the West Coast, the wedding ceremony takes place at 4 a.m. Saturday. Or noon London time. Or 7 a.m. East Coast time. Each network will begin their coverage two to four hours before the ceremony begins. ALSO: Markle's Suits co-stars have arrived in London.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Meghan Markle's ex-husband reportedly scraps plans for a Fox comedy inspired by their lives
Heathers and Snowfall executive producer Trevor Engelson, who was married to Markle from 2011 to 2013, teamed with Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker last September to develop a Fox single-camera comedy about a divorced father who shares custody of his kids with his ex-wife, who is married to a prince. According to The Sun, Markle persuaded her ex to hold off on the "embarrassing" show. ALSO: Elton John will perform at the royal wedding.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
British documentary Meet the Markles turned out to be a mockumentary
The Channel 4 "documentary" -- which included interviews with Markle's "8th cousin," who is related to Jack the Ripper -- confused viewers. In reality, the special was a mockumentary poking fun at the royal family documentary genre.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
The Meghan Markle-Prince Harry specials have been terrible
"Avoid all of these shows," Margaret Lyons says after watching seven of them, from TLC's When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Engagement to Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance to CBS' Meghan Markle: American Princess. "The convergence of history, celebrity and glamour should be a fertile area for one-off TV specials, and there’s plenty of genuine information — about rituals, about rites, about politics, about tiaras, about dads — worth acknowledging or exploring," says Lyons. "Also, come on: Weddings are fun! At times, these shows are giddy and fizzy and dorky, and I learned a few historical tidbits along the way. But the claims to personal intimacy ranged from visibly untrue to quietly sad, and the shows all used many of the same talking heads, the same clips and the same dumb, dubious claims (no, Suits is not a celebrity-making show). A boring tabloid is a sin. Worse, the contrived narrative that the shows collectively push — the idea that Harry and Meghan’s romance is 'a fairy tale' — is jarringly backward."
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Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 3:48PM EDT
Meghan Markle invites Suits co-stars to her royal wedding
Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht will attend Saturday's ceremony.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 7:13PM EDT
James Corden to attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding
Corden and his Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston are on the guest and reception list for next Saturday's wedding, according to TMZ, which notes that he and Prince Harry have been close friends for years.
Posted Saturday 5/12/18 at 12:41AM EDT
Lifetime's Meghan Markle actress had seen her on Fringe, but had no idea who she was
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance star Parisa Fitz-Henley was so taken with Markle and Prince Harry's engagement interview that she told her manager to sign her up for an audition should a film ever be made about their romance. "I love the show Fringe and I had seen her on a couple of episodes, but I didn't know who she was or her name," she says. "Unfortunately, in all the advertisements I saw of Suits, it was always the guys that were advertised, so I didn't know that she was on it. It was only after seeing the engagement interview that I started paying closer attention to her… especially after I got that audition!" ALSO: Here's a list of all the upcoming Prince Harry-Meghan Markle specials.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Lifetime to follow Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance with documentary Harry and Meghan: Royal Rebels
The cable network decided that Sunday's fictional TV movie on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's romance should be accompanied by a one-hour special on how they are being "royal rebels" in bucking tradition for their royal wedding.
Posted Tuesday 5/08/18 at 9:08PM EDT
Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance was written in two weeks
Lifetime greenlit the TV movie, airing Sunday, the same day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement. Scarlett Lacey, who co-wrote the script with Terrence Coli, said they started writing in December and finished in January. “It was fast. It was very fast,” adds Coli. “Two weeks.”
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
British network raises privacy concerns with plans to use facial recognition for royal wedding guests
Sky News will employ a "Who's Who Live" app that utilizes facial-recognition software to give viewers background information on guests arriving for the May 19 Prince Harry-Meghan Markle wedding ceremony. It just so happens that the wedding takes place six days before a new regulation that protects the privacy of all European Union residents takes effect.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Claim: Royal Family is worried about a sex scene in Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
“What I’ve heard is that they’re seriously worried about the sex scene,” says the film's director, Menhaj Huda, who adds that Buckingham Palace didn't like a scene in the trailer of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in bed together. Where did Huda get this information? “My wife’s best friend has been dating the press secretary of the palace," he says. ALSO: A former Will & Grace producer created an Instagram show about 4-year-old Prince George plotting to derail the royal wedding.