WATCH: CHEK News will carry a live feed of the ceremony from beginning to end thanks to an eight-camera CBC special production. April Lawrence has the details.
Crews worked Thursday to install a screen outside the B.C. Legislature for the crowd to get a better view of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Saturday.
But the best view of the official welcome for the royals may just be on your own television screen.
Tom Dinsmore, senior producer of special events for CBC News, was on the grounds Thursday getting prepped for Saturday’s main event.
Dinsmore’s team will have eight cameras broadcasting the entire ceremony live on news stations including CHEK News.
“From the moment they disembark from their vehicle until they get back in it when it’s over,” he said.
A production of this magnitude, featuring not just the royals, but other dignitaries like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is a huge feat.
“Logistically there are a lot of moving parts to this because there are so many pieces involved, the protocol element, the security element, just this element, all of them have to come together,” said Dinsmore.
And it’s come together for Dinsmore and his team many times before.
“I’ve lost count the number of royal tours that I’ve done,” he said.
So if you can’t make it down to the lawn of the legislature Saturday at 5:00 p.m., the eight-camera live production means you can watch the entire royal welcome from the comfort of your own home.
CHEK News live coverage begins at 3:55 p.m. Saturday with the arrival of the royal family at Victoria International Airport and carries through until the ceremony is over around 6:00 p.m.