Royal rumble: Today and GMA pull out all the stops on Meghan Markle's big day but CBS This Morning bests them both thanks to two insiders - wedding guests Oprah and James Corden

Mail Online | 5/19/2018 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
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The American morning shows set up camp earlier this week in Windsor ahead of the royal wedding, and on Saturday hosts pulled out all the stops in a bid to attract viewers.

In the end however no one could top CBS This Morning, who managed to break a major story and were the only network prepared for the arrival of one surprise guest.

Gayle - King - Friendship - Oprah - Winfrey

Gayle King was able to use her friendship with Oprah Winfrey to her advantage as she alone knew the TV legend would be coming to the ceremony, allowing CBS to get the best shots of her entering the chapel.

King later broke the news that James Corden would be hosting the private reception for Prince Harry and Markle on Saturday night for their 200 closest friends, news she no doubt got from her CBS co-worker,

King - Gossip - Wedding - Parties - Thanks

And King is now set to get all the gossip from inside the wedding and post-ceremony parties thanks to her two friends on the inside.

Oprah's appearance may also bode well for CBS in landing the most coveted sit-down in the world right now with Meghan Markle, though now that she is a royal it will be difficult interview to land.

Talk - Show - Host - Ceremony - King

The talk show host also arrived alone at the ceremony, and King revealed during the telecast that Oprah had been forced to get a new outfit at the last second because her look appeared to be white.

King also tried to keep her audience back home tuned in by promising to change her hat every hour, something she did eight times in total over the course of the day.

Kathie - Lee - Gifford - Hand - Fascinator

Kathie Lee Gifford on the other hand stuck to just one fascinator, opting for plush swan's head on a bed of fake feathers, declaring: 'I’m basically giving everyone the bird today!'

Gifford informed viewers a earlier in the show...
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