Described as Britain’s biggest ever media event – hundreds of millions of people around the world will be watching the royal wedding. To bring events to the global audience, thousands of journalists have arrived in London, where temporary studios and all manner of vantage points have been constructed. Nick Higham reports. Journalists from across the world have swooped on London to capture the pomp and pageantry of the royal wedding and cover the finale of the fairytale romance between Prince William and commoner Kate Middleton . Every vantage point around Westminster Abbey has been taken up by television cameras and temporary studios, while an entire media village has sprung up near the Buckingham Palace. On Friday, there will be blanket coverage from early morning on major global television channels, including the BBC, which has made arrangements for coverage on radio and online as well, apart from television. The London-based Foreign Press Association ( FPA )) has provided a detailed 13-page ‘Media Briefing Document’ on the event, setting out arrangements, timings, route, costs, as well as biographies of Prince William and Kate Middleton. “The Royal Family, with a private contribution from the Middleton Family, will pay for all those aspects of the day that constitute the wedding (eg. the Abbey service, flowers, dresses, carriage procession, reception and dinner). The Government and other bodies will pay for costs that are consequential to the wedding,” the briefing …
Prince William and Kate at their wedding – April 29 2011
As the Royal Wedding Procession arrives from Westminster Abbey after the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II waves from her carriage as she follows newlyweds Prince William and Kate Middleton, whom she named Duke & Duchess of Cambridge earlier that day. Video shot by GRN correspondent Henry Nichols
Prince William, Kate Middleton kiss on balcony
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
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Prince William arrives at church
Prince William has arrived at Westminster Abbey and is now awaiting the arrival of his bride Kate Middleton. He has been joined by the Queen wearing yellow and Prince Philip. William’s father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles are also at the service.
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On his visit to New Zealand, HRH Prince William will be going to earthquake-ravaged Christchurch and Greymouth, the scene of the Pike Mine disaster in New Zealand. Prince William arrived on Thursday, 17 March 2011. He will then go to the flood ravaged areas of Queensland and Victoria. This is a report from Channel 9, the leading Australian national TV network.
Prince WIlliam arrives in New Zealand for a packed two-day visit during which he will open the country’s new Supreme Court on behalf of his grandmother The Queen. To find out more about Prince William visit www.princewilliamofwales.org This film was produced by the New Zealand Government.
Prince Harry has arrived in Botswana ahead of a joint tour of southern Africa with his brother William. . Follow us on twitter at twitter.com .