Fox News’ Royal Wedding Coverage to Start at 4AM, Feature Joan Lunden

Top-rated news channel will run commercial free between 5:30 and 8 a.m. (ET)

With the Royal Wedding now less than three weeks away, Fox News has announced its coverage plans.

The top-rated cable news channel will feature live coverage throughout the week leading up to the main event on Friday, April 29.

FNC's coverage will be anchored by Shepard Smith and Martha MacCallum and begin at 4 a.m. (ET) from Buckingham Palace — and will run commercial free from 5:30-8:00 a.m.

Joining Smith and MacCallum will be Gretchen Carlson and Jonathan Hunt from Westminster Abbey, with "royal experts" including former Royal butler Paul Burrell, "William and Kate" author Christopher Anderson and — most notably — former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden, who covered the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981.

Fox's "Royal" coverage kicks off with a one-hour primetime documentary, "Countdown to the Royal Wedding," on Sunday, April 24.

On Wednesday, April 27, FNC will simulcast Sky News from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. (ET), followed by "Fox and Friends" (co-hosted by Carlson) and "America's Newsroom" (co-anchored by MacCallum) live from London.

Smith will anchor "Studio B" from London on Thursday and Friday, while Greta Van Susteren will also host "On the Record" from London the night of the wedding.

Fox is also launching a special Royal Wedding page on