Coming just five months after the fairytale nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Marble, another of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren is set to walk down the lavish aisle of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Eager fans have been counting down the days to get another glimpse inside the lives of the beloved royal family when Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank say their ‘I dos’ on October 12th.
But those royal loyalists are in for a major disappointment, and their dreams of a repeat of the magnificent royal wedding of May 19th have been dashed thanks to one major television company. It looks as though the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) is refusing the fervent request of Prince Andrew to have his younger daughter's big day televised for all to enjoy.
A royal wedding that WON'T be televised? It's hard for some people to believe, but the broadcasting company defends its decision, claiming that there is not enough public interest in the Yorks to justify the immense expense that would be required for such an event.
And it's the bottom line, after all, that turns the tide. The BBC is afraid that the wedding will not bring in the viewers that Harry and Meghan's wedding did, and that they will take a bath in the ratings.
One insider revealed to the Mail that "It is understood that Prince Andrew feels his daughter should enjoy the same big day spotlight as Harry and Meghan, and the lack of interest by TV companies will come as a huge disappointment.
"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.
"But they turned it down because they don’t think enough people will tune in and that there isn’t enough support for the Yorks.
"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. But nobody wants to take the risk and spend the money it would cost to put it on the air."
All is not lost, however. Now, just weeks before the big day, two other broadcasters have shown interest in televising the to-do. There are reports that either “ITV or Sky will broadcast the wedding in place of the BBC.”
So far, there has been no official announcement as to whether or not the wedding will be televised. So, until we hear ’NO’ we can hold out hope that we will be able to take a peek in on Eugenie and Jack’s big day - as well as catching another glimpse of all the senior royals we’ve grown to know and love over the years.
For those of us in the U.S., we have a slightly reduced chance of being able to watch the wedding live. It is believed that American networks are unlikely to cover what they consider to be a ‘lesser” royal event.
But we can still hope. And as at last resort, we always have the replays that are bound to be floating all over the internet within hours of the actual event.