* Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle set to be married on Saturday, May 19
* Set your alarms to watch the ceremony live on network TV or stream online
* Order your “Royal Viewing” party decorations online now
We’re just days away from the biggest wedding of the year, and if you’re feeling that “Royal Wedding fever,” we’ve got a few tips on what you can do to prepare for the big day.
Whether you’re throwing a royal viewing party with friends, or just want to know more about the new couple (to feed your obsession with all things Royals), here’s how to get your fix.
1. How To Watch The Royal Wedding Online
More than 23 million Americans tuned in to Kate Middleton and Prince William get hitched in 2011, and royal watchers are expecting the same number if not more for Meghan and Harry.
The couple will tie the knot in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle (pictured below), and the ceremony itself begins at noon London time, or 7am ET/4am PT. Here’s how to watch it:
2. The 10 Best Gifts For Your Royal Wedding Viewing Party
Commemorate the wedding of the year by showing your love for the Royal Family. Whether you or your friends are obsessed with the royals, you’re attending a posh wedding viewing party, or want to bring some fun into the office, we have found some unique gift ideas to celebrate Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s nuptials.
From royal cake toppers and tea towels, to life-size cutouts of the happy couple, we have got you covered.
3. Stream: Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance Online
If you missed it on Lifetime this past weekend, watch this buzzed-about film online (at your convenience) before the big day. We’ve found the film available on Amazon Video — download it now for immediate access.
The film chronicles the courtship and love story between the beloved prince and his new fiance and stars Murray Fraser as Prince Harry and Parisa Fitz-Henley as Meghan Markle. And don’t just count it out as a sappy Lifetime movie either.
Indiewire’s critic says: “In the real world, what Markle represents to people of color, especially girls and women of color, cannot be downplayed. “Harry & Meghan” firmly stands behind that narrative, and the central romance is richer for it. Harry and Meghan aren’t just the fairy-tale prince and princess, but they’re representatives promising change for a better world. That’s not too shabby for a Lifetime movie.”
4. Meghan Markle Engagement Outfit: Get Her Look For Less
The bride-to-be posed with Harry for an official photocall to announce her engagement, wearing a white coat with bow-tie waist from Canadian brand, Line the Label. She wore the coat over a dark green Lachi dress by p.a.r.o.s.h., an Italian label, and topped it off with 18 kt rose gold earrings from Birks.
As for her engagement ring? The stunning dazzler was designed by Harry and features diamonds that belonged to Princess Diana, along with diamonds from Botswana, a country that is close to the couple’s heart, having recently celebrated Markle’s 36th birthday there.
But getting back to THAT COAT. Line the Label’s website crashed almost immediately after the photos of Markle wearing the coat came out. The piece retails for $799 but we found five options to get the incoming princess’ look, without breaking the bank.
5. Get Meghan Markle’s Bag From Her First Public Outing With Harry
She may be dating a Prince, but Meghan Markle is no princess — at least when it comes to her accessories game.
The actress made her first public appearance with boyfriend Prince Harry last fall, carrying an affordable and practical leather tote from online retailer, Everlane. The “Day Market Tote” retails for just $165 and made for a great carry-all as Markle and Prince Harry took in the Invictus Games in Toronto.