YouTube’s Royal Wedding Livestream Tallied 11.2 Million Views

1.29 million people watched simultaneously when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows

Video highlights are available via The Royal Family Channel The Royal Family Channel/YouTube
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The livestream of last weekend’s Royal Wedding drew 11.2 million views on YouTube while live, making it the Google-owned video site’s fifth-most-popular livestreamed event ever.

YouTube said in a blog post that the livestream peaked at 1.29 million simultaneously viewers when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchanged vows, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Royal Wedding has totaled 32 million views to date, and the top five countries in terms of live viewership were:

  1. U.K.
  2. U.S.
  3. Germany
  4. Russia
  5. Australia

Video highlights are available via The Royal Family Channel.


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.