Press Centre

ITV Royal Wedding Coverage - contributor and presenters

Published: Fri 18 May 2018

ITV Royal Wedding Coverage - contributor and presenters
 
Following ITV’s announcement that Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield will present ITV’s live, comprehensive coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, today ITV has revealed some of the special guests and presenters who will contribute to coverage on the day.
 
Julie and Phillip will anchor the programme live from a studio on The Long Walk in Windsor, joined by a range of exclusive contributors including:
 
Gigi Perreau, Meghan’s drama teacher & 40’s film star
 
Emeli Sandé MBE, Singer
 
India Hicks and Clemmie Fraser (née Hambro), Princess Diana’s bridesmaids
 
Robert Lacey, Historian and Royal biographer
 
Designers Ozwald Boateng OBE, Sassi Holford, Bruce Oldfield OBE, Kate Halfpenny and Milliner Edwina Ibbotson
 
Patrick Harrison LVO, former Press Secretary to Prince Charles
 
Major General Sir William George Cubitt, KCVO, CBE
 
Eve Pollard, Royal Commentator
 
Journalists Bryony Gordon, Celia Walden and Kate Reardon
 
Joining Julie and Phillip will be some of ITV’s best known news presenters and reporters.
 
Rageh Omaar will have exclusive access to Sentebale, the charity co-founded by Prince Harry, for traditional wedding day celebrations in Lesotho. Rageh will be live from the ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre where he will be joined by beneficiaries and staff many of whom have met and been supported by Prince Harry during his numerous visits to the country.
 
Mary Nightingale will be positioned on the Guards Room Roof at Windsor Castle, spotting and interviewing guests as they arrive, accompanied by a line-up of fashion experts and Royal commentators, while James Mates will lead live commentary of the service from inside St George’s Chapel.
 
Nina Hossain will be live at Cliveden House as Meghan gets ready for her wedding day and departs for Windsor with her mother, and Royal Editor Chris Ship will be on hand to provide expertise.
 
Romilly Weeks will be talking to wedding ceremony guests as they arrive and Charlotte Hawkins will be joining members of the public who have been invited by Harry and Meghan to celebrate as events unfold in the castle grounds.
 
Along the procession route, Charlene White will be soaking up the atmosphere with crowds on the Long Walk, Emma Murphy will be positioned in Windsor town centre and Sangeeta Bhabra will be joining celebrations at the Windsor Castle pub just off the Long Walk.
 
Away from Windsor, ITV will be in Kabul at a screening at the Welsh Guard’s base in Afghanistan and at a party at Harry’s Bar in New York City – renamed ‘Harry and Meghan’s’ for the day.
 
Kylie Pentelow will join veterans at a Help for Heroes recovery centre in Wiltshire, Lucrezia Millarini will be with the public watching on big screens at Kensington Palace, and Sean Fletcher will attend one of many street parties across the UK as the public join in celebrations.
 
Notes to Editors
 
Julie Etchingham said: "I'm delighted to be working on the Royal Wedding - and teaming up again with Philip, just as we did in 2011 and for the Diamond Jubilee.  It'll be a day of big celebrations not only in Windsor but around the country - and it'll be huge fun capturing the spirit of a great British occasion."
 
Phillip Schofield said: “So happy to be back with Julie, my Royal Wedding partner (we don’t get to work together very often!) and the brilliant team at ITV News. Put your hat on, we’re going to have a party!”
 
Catherine Ferrier, CEO, Sentebale, said:  "Sentebale have enjoyed working with ITV on a number of occasions since the charity was established in 2006, most recently for the documentary ‘Prince Harry in Africa’ in 2016. We are therefore delighted to have this opportunity to partner once more to mark the very special occasion of Sentebale’s Co-Founding Patron, Prince Harry, to Ms Meghan Markle."
 
In addition to the live rolling coverage, ITV will broadcast an extended late news bulletin, and a special hour-long Royal Wedding highlights show on ITV3 at 8pm, which will pick out key moments from the service and the celebrations.
 
On itv.com/news key moments of the day will be available, allowing people to relive the special event. ITV News's social media team will be using Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and the ITV News Royals page on Facebook throughout the day to bring people closer to the story.
 
For further information
 
Harry and Meghan – The Royal Wedding. Saturday 19th May, 9.25am – 3pm