Royal Wedding 2, the sequel starring Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank and featuring at best brief cameos from the original stars, has found a television home, after all, despite nobody realllllllly caring.
The Guardian reported that this follow-up won’t be direct-to-DVD, after all, though it may have been a closer call than the royals would like:
While a peak audience of 18 million Britons tuned in for May’s nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, there was less demand from broadcasters for live coverage of the marriage of Prince Andrew’s daughter.
The BBC apparently passed on the opportunity to screen the event, which will take place on 12 October in the chapel at Windsor Castle – the same venue used by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
A spokesperson for the broadcaster did not deny claims that it had turned down the chance to screen the wedding live, but said clips from the service would appear on news services on the day.
It’ll air on ITV, instead, with “husband-and-wife team Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford hosting a special edition of This Morning from Windsor.” This wedding is also at Windsor Castle and also features a carriage ride; however, it will probably not draw the 18 million viewers in the United Kingdom alone that Harry and Meghan did. Americans love royals, but only famous royals warrant actually waking at the ass-crack of dawn to catch their wedding.