Okay, I’ll admit it - I’m kind of excited about the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. I mean, who doesn’t like a good wedding and a royal one to boot? The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981 was watched by a global audience of 750 million people, and I can just imagine what the ratings will be for this 2011 wedding with so many more media venues. With online streaming video and the ceremony being broadcasted on numerous television channels, you might have to go out of your way to avoid watching the wedding!
So if you’re a royal wedding watcher or just curious about Wills and Kate, here are a couple resources for you.
From our Catalog
- William and Kate: The Love Story by Christopher P. Anderson
- Kate: The Making of a Princess by Claudia Joseph (eBook version)
- The Making of a Royal Romance by Katie Nicholl (audiobook version)
- William & Kate - PBS Video - (DVD)
Around the Internet
- Vanity Fair compares the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer to Prince William and Kate Middleton in photos with The Royal Wedding, then and now!
- The New Yorker takes a look at all the kitsch and circumstance around the royal wedding.
- The podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class takes us down memory lane and looks back at royal weddings.
- This Flickr pool celebrates the royal wedding by members posting photos to The People’s Royal Wedding Album
- YouTube created The Royal Channel which will broadcast the ceremony.
And just for fun, T-mobile created this funny video of the royal wedding with rather convincing impersonators which mimic the viral wedding entrance from this 2009 popular YouTube video.