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Hoda Kotb sips wine on a boat in Florence with co-host Kathie Lee Gifford

The Today Show’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford were spotted sipping wine on a boat in Florence after preparing for NBC’s coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

Harry and Meghan’s wedding date has been set for May 19, with vows to be exchanged at St George’s Chapel at the castle, starting at 12pm BST (7am Eastern). 

Meanwhile, Kotb’s other co-host Savannah Guthrie had to rush home to see her family. 

She posted a photo on Instagram of her husband Michael Feldman and their two children, Vale and Charles.  

 

The Today Show’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford (left) were spotted sipping wine on a boat in Florence after preparing for NBC’s coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘s wedding

Kotb also posted this photo of her with Gifford and their crew. The team will be covering Harry and Meghan's wedding on May 19 at 12pm BST (7am Eastern)

Kotb also posted this photo of her with Gifford and their crew. The team will be covering Harry and Meghan’s wedding on May 19 at 12pm BST (7am Eastern)

Kotb met up with  Gifford (in yellow), in Italy, sharing a photo cuddled up with her long-time partner, true to form with a glass of wine within arm's reach

Kotb met up with Gifford (in yellow), in Italy, sharing a photo cuddled up with her long-time partner, true to form with a glass of wine within arm’s reach

Meanwhile, Kotb's other co-host Savannah Guthrie had to rush home to see her family. She posted a photo on Instagram of her husband Michael Feldman and their two children, Vale and Charles (all pictured)

Meanwhile, Kotb’s other co-host Savannah Guthrie had to rush home to see her family. She posted a photo on Instagram of her husband Michael Feldman and their two children, Vale and Charles (all pictured)

Guthrie wrote in the caption of the family picture that she loved London but she had to race home ‘to squeeze them all’. 

Kotb and Guthrie have been in England and ‘practicing the royal wave’ before next month’s big ceremony. 

The co-hosts shared snippets of all of the fun they’re having across the pond to their social media accounts on Saturday, before Kotb went on to join another Today Show staple in Florence, Italy.

The two will reunite for NBC’s live coverage of the royal wedding from a site overlooking Windsor Castle beginning on May 18, with the rest of their team close by.

Guthrie and Kotb were certainly living it up while preparing for their roles in bringing the royal wedding to the rest of the world.

‘Just another day at Windsor Castle with @hodakotb,’ Guthrie wrote with a photo of her and her buddy, posing in front of the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, who turned 92 on Saturday.  

'Just another day at Windsor Castle with @hodakotb,' Guthrie wrote with a photo of her and her buddy, posing in front of the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II

‘Just another day at Windsor Castle with @hodakotb,’ Guthrie wrote with a photo of her and her buddy, posing in front of the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II

Guthrie (left) and  Kotb (right) are seen taking in England and 'practicing the royal wave' ahead of NBC's coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

Guthrie (left) and Kotb (right) are seen taking in England and ‘practicing the royal wave’ ahead of NBC’s coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

 

Both Guthrie and Kotb wore pastel, floral lace and basked in the British sunshine. 

Guthrie also shared a solo pic, smiling wide while donning a signature headpiece associated with the United Kingdom’s royal events and holding a glass of champagne. 

‘When in Windsor… wear your fascinator and your fascination #RoyalWedding,’ she wrote with the snapshot. 

Guthrie wore a black fascinator in the photo, which is something more than a barrette but slightly less than a hat.

The two expert interviewers both shared the same boomerang video of themselves seated in some type of carriage, and daintily flicking their wrists back and forth.

Guthrie captioned the clip, ‘practicing the royal wave,’ while Kotb wrote, ‘Getting ready for May 19!!!’

At the end of the day, it was time for a cocktail by Guthrie’s account.

‘Jolly old London town,’ she wrote, with a photo of a dirty martini, up, garnished with a green olive.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a special concert to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain on Saturday. The two will marry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for a special concert to celebrate the 92nd birthday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Britain on Saturday. The two will marry at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19

Guthrie wore a black fascinator in another photo, which is a headpiece associated with British royal events, and is something more than a barrette but slightly less than a hat

Guthrie wore a black fascinator in another photo, which is a headpiece associated with British royal events, and is something more than a barrette but slightly less than a hat

'Jolly old London town,' Guthrie wrote, with a photo of a dirty martini, up, garnished with a green olive

‘Jolly old London town,’ Guthrie wrote, with a photo of a dirty martini, up, garnished with a green olive

Prince Harry and Markle are seen here on Saturday arriving at a reception hosted by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy at the Australian High Commission in London, to celebrate the forthcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018

Prince Harry and Markle are seen here on Saturday arriving at a reception hosted by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy at the Australian High Commission in London, to celebrate the forthcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018

Kotb headed to Florence after their prep was complete while Guthrie headed back to the United States.

Gifford and Kotb met up in Italy and she shared a photo with her long-time partner in television, true to form with a glass of wine within arm’s reach. 

Gifford will also be part of the fun surrounding the nuptials of Markle, 36, and Prince Harry, 33, which starts on NBC on May 16 and goes live from the UK on May 18.

On the morning of the wedding on May 19, Guthrie and Kotb will begin broadcasting at 4.30am Eastern, which is two and a half hours before Markle will walk down the aisle toward her future husband.

Guthrie and Kotb will kick off the coverage from their exclusive location, followed by Megyn Kelly and Gifford anchoring their timeslots, as per usual.

Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones will also join the crew at the anchor desk from Great Britain. 

Guthrie and Kotb will also co-host an NBC primetime special, ‘Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan,’ which will air on May 16. 

The special will ‘provide an unprecedented glimpse into the fairy-tale romance [of Harry and Markle], featuring interviews with close friends of the couple, as well as prominent figures from the fashion, sports and entertainment industry.’



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