ABC News will cover the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton for several days, leading up the the highly anticipated nuptuals, according to an April 11, 2011 press release from ABC. The week of coverage from London will be anchored by Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts.
ABC has also announced the schedule of coverage for the wedding day itself. ABC anchors cover Royal Wedding from London.
ABC News will kick off its coverage on Monday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m., ET with a “Special Edition of 20/20: William & Catherine: A Modern Fairytale,” anchored by Barbara Walters. William & Catherine: A Modern Fairytale with Barbara Walters
Special live episode of The View for Royal Wedding
Throughout the week leading up to the wedding “Good Morning America,” “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Nightline” and “20/20” will all broadcast from London.
Barbara Walters will be a presence throughout the special coverage. The coverage from London will begin with Barbara Walters’ “Special Edition of 20/20: William & Catherine: A Modern Fairytale” airing on Monday, April 18. Walters will appear on “Good Morning America,” starting on April 26. The wedding itself will take place on Friday, April 29, and Walters will wrap up the events of the wedding in a special two-hour edition of “20/20” on Friday, April 29 from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET, bringing viewers a look back at the wedding watched by the world.
Robin Roberts will co-anchor “Good Morning America” live from London throughout the week of April 25. On Monday Roberts will broadcast from Jubilee Gardens. Beginning Tuesday, April 26, Roberts will be joined by Barbara Walters when “GMA” originates from Kensington Palace, William’s childhood home. On Wednesday the show will originate from Buckingham Palace. On Thursday, the show will originate from Westminster Abbey, where the wedding itself will take place on Friday.
Special Editions of “20/20” will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look of life in the Royal family on the eve of the wedding. “20/20” will explore the life that awaits Catherine after she walks down the aisle. This special hour will air Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m., ET and will be anchored by Chris Cuomo in London and Elizabeth Vargas in New York.
“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer”will broadcast live from London on Wednesday, April 27 through Friday, April 29.
Cynthia McFadden will co-anchor “Nightline,” the late-night news show, from London, beginning Monday, April 25, McFadden will anchor “Nightline” from Westminster Abby on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29. On Thursday, just hours before the wedding, “Nightline” will air a live edition of the broadcast for the West Coast. Throughout the week fashion guru Tim Gunn (Project Runway) will contribute to the program.
Bianna Golodryga co-anchors the Saturday edition of “GMA Weekend” from London with the latest news on the morning after the wedding, on April 30.
Christine Amanpour will offer a preview on on Sunday, April 24, on “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.” Amanpour will have a preview of the wedding and all of the history and tradition that surrounds such an extravagant affair.
The View will celebrate the Royal Wedding with a special live episode. Royal Wedding celebrated on The View.
Written by Christine Nyholm. Please contact Christine via Facebook. Please follow Christine on Twitter. For more on the Royal Wedding, see the Royal Watching page on Facebook.