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 …
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LONDON – Two billion viewers, 1,900 guests, four bridesmaids and two cakes — but when Prince William and Kate Middleton marry on Friday, there can only be one dress.
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