What Time Is the Royal Wedding? Your DVR Setting Guide

royal weddingThe number one reason to wake up at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning: It's not every day you're going to get to watch a royal wedding! As you've probably heard, the glitz 'n' grand event will begin at 5 a.m. EST -- AKA 2 a.m. Pacific time, whoa! -- and likely go for about two-and-a-half hours.

The good news is that it'll be pretty easy to just slump right out of bed and watch it on your laptop, if that's how you want to roll. It'll be broadcast on TheRoyalChannel's YouTube Channel. If you'd rather tune in on your TV, you can catch live coverage from 3:30-8:30 a.m. EST on the BBC or BBC America.

You'll also have your pick of American networks to choose from. From 4-10 a.m., Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer will host ABC's coverage live from London; from 5-9 a.m., Katie Couric will host live coverage from London; NBC's Today Show will be airing live from London as well from 4-10 a.m.; and on CNN, Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper, and other hosts will broadcast beginning at 4 a.m.


Last but not least, if you want to get your coverage with more of a fashion-conscious, celebrity gossip slant, you can count on Giuliana Rancic hosting live coverage from London for E! from 4-9 a.m. E! is also doing a favor for anyone who can't drag their butt out of bed -- they'll be repeating their coverage immediately after the event wraps up.

But if you do plan on waking up uber-early (or if you're a west coaster, staying up really late), don't worry about being a little cranky and bleary-eyed all day because you watched the historical event unfold live. Just about everyone else will probably be equally in need of coffee. That's because 2.5 billion people are estimated to tune in to watch the broadcast.

If you can't wait that long -- okay, 18 hours or whatever it is -- to get a dose of royal wedding bliss, you won't suffer for lack of coverage today. Already, the BBC got all over the royal wedding rehearsal that went on yesterday; you can catch a glimpse of the royal couple heading to church to do their run-through. Eee!

Do you plan on waking up early or staying up late to watch the royal wedding tomorrow a.m.?

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