The May 19, 2018, royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is being called the wedding of the century. If you missed the live stream that aired at 4 a.m. PT and 7 a.m. ET you may watch the full on-demand video in the player below. Comments across social media networks had a shared theme. Though some had known about the royal wedding, many found it to be much more exciting than they had anticipated. Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their vows, demand for watching the video has surged.
It’s expected that as the weekend ends and more people follow news about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry throughout the week, more people will want to see the full video. Since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have said their “I do’s” they are officially known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
While some stated they weren’t going to watch the live stream due to the early time, more than 29 million Americans tuned in to watch the royal wedding.
More people ended up watching Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding than tuned in for Prince William’s and Princess Kate’s nuptials. The ratings came as a surprise to many, but there was definitely a celebrity factor involved with Saturday’s royal wedding.
As Meghan Markle is an American actress and Prince Harry has celebrity friends, their wedding included many famous guests including Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, and Meghan’s castmates from the television series Suits.
Meghan Markle is mixed race and the wedding brought in a spirit of diversity and a celebration of African American culture that has never been seen in a royal wedding before. Not only did this come as a surprise to many who were watching the wedding, but it began to trend on social media networks and drew in more viewers.
Did you watch the royal wedding when it aired live on network television and social media sites? What did you think? Many people have responded they felt it was refreshing and romantic.
Now that Prince William and Prince Harry are married off, it will be some time before there is another royal wedding of this magnitude.