The wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and "Suits" actress Meghan Markle is just around the corner on May 19. Engaged Nov. 27, 2017, the much-anticipated nuptials are scheduled for May 19 at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. But if you haven't gotten your invitation to the royal wedding yet — or more realistically, you've run out of episodes of Netflix's "The Crown" to watch — here's a few specials to keep you going until the big day.
"When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Romance" first aired Dec. 12, 2017, on TLC. The 48-minute documentary delves into Prince Harry and Markle's childhoods and covers their relationship up to their engagement. Special guests on the show include Markle's half-sister as well as close friends and royal correspondents. Constitutional historian David Starkey also discusses the background and culture of the royal family. The episode is available for streaming on TLC. Watch the preview here.
On May 11, Fox will release "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" which examines how Markle's past may have prepared her to be a part of the royal family and the ways in which she may still have to adapt. Royal correspondent and biographer Katie Nicholl and Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell will also reflect on Prince Harry's childhood. Additionally, interviews with Markle's half-sister, school friends and co-stars will be included. Watch the full episode at 8 EDT on Fox.
May 13-14 — "Million Dollar American Princesses: Meghan Markle" on The Smithsonian Channel
Playing from May 13-14, the Smithsonian Channel takes a historical approach on the royal wedding with its special "Million Dollar American Princesses: Meghan Markle." By comparing Markle to American actresses Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth, who also married into European nobility, the Smithsonian Channel explores how Markle will change the royal family and how it will change her. The episode premieres May 13 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT.
Not into documentaries? Then Lifetime's "Harry and Meghan: The Royal Love Story" might just suit your fancy. Watch Prince Harry (Murray Fraser) and Markle (Parisa Fitz-Henley) navigate their relationship in the 2018 film and how they manage being under the public eye. The TV moviepremieres May 13. Here's the preview.
Leading up to the day of the wedding on May 19, PBS launches "Royal Wedding Watch," a nightly show airing May 14-18 (times vary). The five-part series will be hosted by American news anchor Meredith Vieira and British television presenter Matt Baker. Produced by BBC Studios' Topical and Live Unit, viewers can look forward to nightly reports from London where special guests, experts and commentators will join the program's hosts. Additionally, BBC presenter and host Anita Rani will report live each night from Windsor for the duration of the series. English historian Lucy Worsley, joint chief curator at historic royal palaces, will also speak about the fanfare surrounding the couple's upcoming nuptials.
Hosted by "Today" co-anchors Hoda Kotb and Savanna Guthrie, NBC's "Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan" premieres May 16 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. In addition to interviews with guests who will be present at the Windsor Castle ceremony and reception, the hour-long special features prominent individuals in the fashion, sports and show business world. Footage of wedding details such as the cake, flowers and Markle's wedding dress — as well as stories from those who have inspired and motivated the couple in their charitable efforts — will also be included.
Haven't had your fill of the royal family post-wedding? "The Story of the Royals" takes a historical approach in their production about the crown in August 2018. Covering four generations — Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George — the program will also include details of new royal baby Prince Louis. Markle's marriage to Prince Harry and the evolution of the royal family will also be discussed during the special. Emmy-winning producer and director Maura Mandt will be the executive producer of the show.