My understanding about royal weddings is that if you popped out of someone who had sex with someone who popped out of The Queen, your wedding day was a big deal that was blasted all over television for no less than 4 hours. Apparently that rule might only apply to the spawn of Prince Charles.
Prince Andrew’s youngest daughter, Princess Eugenie of York, is engaged to her boyfriend/distant cousin Jack Brooksbank. Their wedding will take place on October 12, 2018. According to The Daily Mail, if you want to watch that wedding next month, don’t tune into the BBC; you won’t find it there.
Both Prince William and Prince Harry’s weddings were broadcast live on the BBC. A source tells the Mail that Prince Andrew was trying to strike a deal for the rights to his daughter’s wedding with BBC, but they turned him down, saying that they wouldn’t expect too many people to tune in (burn) and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks (double burn).
According to that same source, the BBC wasn’t willing to put the money down on a televised event that might get beat out by a rerun of Pop Over for Tea, Dear Billy – which is a television show I just made up, but sounds like it could possibly draw in more viewers than Eugenie’s wedding. The Palace isn’t too happy with the BBC’s decision.
“The feeling at the Palace is that the BBC has dropped the ball. At the end of the day this is going to be a huge Royal Wedding, with all the senior members of the Royal Family in attendance.”
Not only will there be Royals, but celebrities too. Eugenie has allegedly invited 850 guests, including Victoria and David Beckham, George and Amal Clooney, and Robbie Williams. Security alone will reportedly cost $2.63 million. So this news no doubt had Princess Eugenie screaming into her favorite hat over the news. The source says that having her wedding broadcast live on a respectable television station just like her older cousins was very important to her.
“From the outset the instruction from the very top was that Eugenie’s wedding must be televised. The BBC was approached because they have a special relationship with Buckingham Palace and a formula that works.”
The BBC would only agree to airing bits and pieces of the wedding in their daily news coverage. But the good news is, there’s still a chance Eugenie might get the TV wedding of her dreams. The Mail says that British television channel ITV is considering airing the wedding. That’s an even better choice if you ask me. ITV Studios produces the show Love Island, so obviously they know a thing or two about everlasting romance.
It’s the BBC’s loss. Have they forgotten that a possibly-pregnant Duchess Meghan would be in attendance? If they really wanted some sky-high ratings, they could have advertised it as Duchess Meghan Bumpwatch in HD!