Australian fans' fury over Bindi Irwin wedding details

Bindi Irwin and her husband Chandler Powell tied the knot at the Australian Zoo in a beautiful and intimate ceremony on March 25.

However, since the magical day, Australian fans have voiced their disappointment towards the couple over their TV wedding special. 

Fans of the wildlife conservationist family have been looking forwards to seeing the couple tie the knot since both Bindi and Chandler announced their engagement in 2019 on the Irwin family’s Animal Planet show, Crikey! It’s the Irwins.

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Unfortunately, many Australian will not be able to watch the special episode until July 18, while millions around the US had the opportunity to tune in. 

Aussie fans were left upset by the decision, with many asking “why” Australia was the last country to get the show, behind the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

“I find it weird how the wedding took place in Australia and they’re the LAST ones to see it,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Another disgruntled fan said: “I’m so confused why Aussies have to wait the longest (July 18th) when you got married 40mins down the road from me? #theirwins #rippedoff.”

A third person said: “Why is Australia the last to get it? You literally live here. What sort of tv rights are going on...”

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Chandler has since responded to the fiery backlash, saying “programming is out of our control”.

Bindi described the special day to her fans on Instagram, where she wrote her and Chandler made the decision to get married with virtually no guests.

“We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe,” she wrote.

Those who have had the opportunity to watch the episode described the ceremony as “emotional”.

During the wedding, Bindi and Chandler paid tribute to the late Steve Irwin by lighting a candle.

Steve died in September 2006 and Bindi’s younger brother Robert took on the honour of walking his sister down the aisle. 

The couple’s wedding was live-streamed on 7 News Queensland at Australia Zoo.

This article originally appeared on Over60.