TLC unveils royal wedding line-up

TLC's week-long programming event surrounding the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will include royal editions of the network's series, new specials and live roundtables with TLC talent and royal experts leading up to the April 29 wedding.
March 16, 2011

TLC has revealed more details for its week-long programming event surrounding the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, including royal editions of the network’s series, new specials and live roundtables with TLC talent and royal experts leading up to the  April 29 wedding.

The event programming begins on April 22, with Say Yes to the Dress: Princess Brides Special, where Kleinfeld Bridal consultants take viewers through fantasy princess dress stories, in this special from Half Yard Productions.

The two-hour special Charles and Di: Once Upon a Time airs on April 24,  which replays moments from the famous royal wedding with the addition of never-seen-before footage, trivia and facts. The special is produced by ITV Studios America.

Also airing on April 24 is Magilla Entertainment’s Untold Stories of a Royal Bridesmaid (w/t).  India Hicks, model, TV host and designer, was a royal bridesmaid in the wedding of her cousin and godfather, Prince Charles  to Lady Diana. In this special, Hicks revisits that day along with friends and acquaintances, including Princess Diana’s dress designer David Emanuel,  fellow bridesmaid Clementine Hambro, royal correspondent Tim Ewart, Kate Middleton’s engagement dress designer Daniella Issa and fashion icon Carolina Hererra.

Royally Astounding: 30 Defining Days of the Monarchy (w/t) is a documentary from ITV Studios America that holds a magnifying glass up to 30 key days in the life of the royal family over the past 30 years.

The focus turns to Prince Harry in this April 25th special, Wild About Prince Harry. It is also produced by ITV Studios America.

Leftfield Productions’ new TLC series What the Sell?! will have two royal episodes, with the family of appraisers examining UK items, including Princess Diana memorabilia and an unexpected bit of royal lingerie dating back to Queen Victoria.

ITV Studios America has also produced Extreme Royal Collections, where avid royal collectors from the UK, Australia and the U.S. are profiled, and The Making of a Royal Wedding, which is a look at the choreography of logistics and details that go into preparing for the wedding of the century.

Heading closer to the big day, Countdown to the Royal Wedding begins, with royal experts and TLC talent such as What Not to Wear‘s Clinton Kelly and Say Yes to the Dress‘ Randy Fenoli hosting a roundtable from New York and the UK. Live coverage of the wedding begins at 5 am on April 29. An encore will air later that day in primetime and on April 30, which will also feature bonus content featuring reactions from wedding guests.  Both are produced by ITV Studios America.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.