Royal Wedding Pulls In 18 Million Viewers In The U.K

Published: Sunday 20th May 2018 by David

18 million Brits tuned in to watch Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle yesterday.

Joyous news below…

The couple’s televised wedding saw Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, Idris Elba, The Beckhams, Gina Torres and many others fill the seats of England’s Windsor castle and, much to the delight of their fans, draw in 18 million viewers according to official figures!

‘Deadline’ reports…

 

BBC One, which covered the Windsor wedding between 9am and 2pm, averaged 8.7m viewers over the five hours, hitting a peak audience of 13.1m around 12:30pm during the middle of the ceremony.

On commercial rival ITV, which ran coverage between 9:25am and 3pm, an average of 2.5m viewers watched with a peak of 3.6m watching just after 1pm when the happy couple departed St George’s Chapel.

Elsewhere, Sky News, Sky One and BBC News averaged around half a million viewers and took the total peak audience to just below 18m.

19 million viewers tuned in to watch Harry’s older brother William wed Catherine Middleton in 2011.

Global figures are yet to be published but can be expected to soar well over the 50 million mark thanks to the cultural significance of the union.

For, Harry is the first European royal to wed a partner of African descent in recent history- a fact celebrated by some and scowled at by others.

 


 

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  1. blue May 20, 2018

    everyone is going on and on about race but don’t the boys have Indian relatives?

    • Bey Tea May 20, 2018

      Blood relatives? And if so who cares, it’s significant because of colonialism and slavery. Indian people engage in anti blackness so there’s no need you for to even mention them.

  2. Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) May 20, 2018

    I’m sure those ratings were easy when all of the channels were playing it. It’s almost like citizens were forced to watch it or turn the TV off.

  3. Black orchid May 20, 2018

    Still do not care

    • I HATE WHYYTE N BLACCK BITCHEZZZZ both not ish May 20, 2018

      You’re jealous. … here here in all the land Prince Harry marry the beautiful African Queen

  4. Olusheyi May 20, 2018

    His great-great-great-great grandmother Queen Charlotte was of mixed race. (She was African and Portuguese)

    • Casual-T May 20, 2018

      Close! History buff here. Harry’s paternal grandmother is Elizabeth II, maternal great-grandmother was Queen Elizabeth (consort), paternal great-great-grandmother was Queen Mary (consort), and paternal great-great-great grandmother was Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria’s paternal grandmother was Queen Charlotte.

      Queen Victoria’s parents were never king/queen. QV’s father died while she was a toddler, and she inherited the throne from her uncle just weeks after turning 18. QV’s father and uncle were sons of Queen Charlotte, who was queen consort of George III.

      And by the way, for anybody wanting something smart to say about this post on British royalty, Queen Victoria (for her time and in contrast to her image) was woke af.

      • Olusheyi May 20, 2018

        Wow you told me. I didn’t know all that

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