Royal Wedding

Let there be light

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (Credit: BBC/Getty)

Davis, who has more than three decades’ experience in television lighting, discussed some of the major royal events he has covered in his talk, “Four weddings and a funeral”.

He began with the 1999 wedding of Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The lighting director spoke about the challenges of trying to match the bright light flooding through the stain glass windows against the unforgiving light-soaking dark wood lining the aisle.

Let There Be Light! & Summer BBQ

Bernie Davis started life in the BBC TV Outside Broadcasts to become one of their senior lighting directors. Since leaving the BBC Bernie has become has been an established TV Lighting Designer for over twenty-five years working on many of the highest-profile programmes ranging from events in cathedrals and palaces, to concerts and light entertainment shows, plays, opera  and ballets from The National Theatre and Covent Garden.

ITV announces Royal Wedding coverage

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Phillip Schofield commented: “Put your hat on, we’re going to have a party!”

Alongside Sir Trevor MacDonald, Julie Etchingham will also co-host Invitation to a Royal Wedding, which is expected to broadcast on 29 April at 9pm. This hour-long special will look at what goes on behind the scenes when planning and organising a royal wedding, and will look inside St. George’s Chapel, the venue for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.