Los Angeles, CA — OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today two new ninety minute primetime specials Prince William & Catherine: A Royal Love Story
. Part one, featuring details of their meeting and romance leading up to the engagement will premiere Saturday, April 9 (8:00–9:30 PM ET/PT). Part two gives unprecedented access to the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton, with footage from the actual wedding event, and premieres on Thursday, May 12 (8:00–9:30 PM ET/PT).
"Everyone loves a happy ending, but a romance that ends with a royal wedding is absolutely irresistible," said Lisa Erspamer, chief creative officer, OWN. "These two specials give viewers the opportunity to see inside the fairytale lives of a prince and an ordinary girl, and their chemistry that is fit for a king."
Part one of Prince William & Catherine: A Royal Love Story
takes you behind the scenes and reveals how Kate harbored a crush on William since her days at Marlborough, how they met at the University, became friends and then lovers, and like so many couples all over the world, split up...but how their friendship eventually blossomed into romance and an engagement. A Royal Love Story
reveals the sometimes glamorous, and sometimes very ordinary, background to one of the most talked about romances of the 21st century.
In part two, the entire world waits in anticipation of the wedding as the new "people's princess" Kate prepares to take her vows. Full of regal pomp and ceremony, the special documents the most eagerly anticipated Royal Wedding since Prince Charles and Princess Diana married nearly 30 years ago. Featuring the insiders "take" on the preparation leading up to the big day, and your own personal invitation to one of the most celebrated Royal occasions in living history. The specials are produced by EntertainME Europe Ltd and distributed by Vision Films Inc.
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