By Joanne Rosa
Time flies when you’re planning a royal wedding!
Yes, the almost five month long engagement is over. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding is so close, we can smell the English tea brewing. At this point, we already know everything there is to know about the May 19 nuptials, and are just trying to contain our excitement until the big day.
If you too are struggling with the pre-wedding jitters, fear not. The best cure for anything remotely resembling anxiety is to binge watch TV. In this case, the Wendy approved Royal Wedding countdown will revolve around Meghan, British royalty, and TV specials.
Want to get to know the future Duchess of Sussex? Watch Meghan Markle play aspiring lawyer Rachel Zane in “Suits” on USA Network. Ah yes, before Meghan Markle was prancing around Windsor, she was planning her days around the hit TV show. Taking place at a fast-paced corporate law firm in Manhattan, Rachel Zane tries making her way as a lawyer despite how many times she was pushed down. It’s kind of like a metaphor of how she climbed her way through Hollywood despite the lack of callbacks she experienced, and eventually finding love with a prince. We cannot make this stuff up.
Stream episodes of “Suits” on USA Network.
Nothing is more suitable for Lifetime than Harry and Meghan’s fairy tale love story. Lifetime chronicled Harry and Meghan’s courtship, and the history of Prince Harry. Wendy is a big fan of Lifetime, which is why she’s hosting Lifetime Movie Network’s “Don’t Mess With Mommy” event.
“Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” premieres on Mother’s Day May 13 at 8|7c on Lifetime.
Queen Elizabeth II takes the term “yasss Queen” to a whole other level. Netflix’s acclaimed series “The Crown” follows Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as she become the first Queen of England in over 50 years. Learn why Queen Elizabeth II is a revolutionary boss bitch (no disrespect), and how she shaped the second half of the 20th century. With just two seasons of this binge-worthy show available, you’re sure to breeze through the series well before Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
Stream episodes of “The Crown” on Netflix.
PBS is going behind the headlines with Meredith Vieira for the history, ceremony, and traditions that shape the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Experts, commentators and guests join Vieira and U.K. host Matt Baker, while Anita Rani reports from Windsor for the Royal Wedding Watch. In this five episode series, viewers will learn about what it takes to be a royal bride in training, going through the history of royal brides’ wedding gowns, the ceremony and traditions of a royal wedding, how the royals celebrate a royal wedding, and reports from Windsor as crowds gather for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding ceremony.
All episodes of “Royal Wedding Watch” air on PBS and begin on Monday May 14.
May 14 10|9c: A Wedding is Announced
May 15 10|9c: What to Wear
May 16 10|9c: Ceremony
May 17 10|9c: How to Celebrate
May 18 10:30|9:30c: Happily Ever After
Meghan Markle with the sparkle, on behalf of American women, we’d like to say thank you for achieving the real American dream of marrying a prince. We will forever live vicariously through you, darling!