Can I screen the Royal Wedding at a local community event?

In recognition of the constitutional nature of this event, the BBC has decided to offer a dispensation to watch coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (‘the Royal Wedding’).

This dispensation allows communities organising celebratory events and parties in premises such as town halls, community centres and streets across Britain, where TV is not usually watched, to screen the event live on the day of the wedding without needing to purchase a new licence. This dispensation would also apply to shops for example.

There is no need to contact TV Licensing to advise them of events which will take advantage of this dispensation.

The dispensation applies for this one day only, that is, the television equipment must be used solely to screen the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19 May 2018.

If you have already bought a licence for the sole purpose of watching the Royal Wedding you will be able to claim a refund by following the cancellation and refund procedure.

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