A quarter of Web searches around the world are currently on the royal wedding with around five out of ten trending searches in the United States including keywords such as kate middleton, william and kate, prince william and kate middleton and princess diana death. This result is quite astonishing considering the fact that a lot of people particularly in the United States claim to be uninterested in the wedding event of the year. In Britain, the case is quite different, with the government saying that licensed British pubs will likely be allowed to stay open late so as to toast Prince William and Kate Middleton. Members of the public are also encouraged to organise street parties without the fear of being red taped.
The royal wedding ceremony which will be held on Friday, 29 April 2011 at London’s Westminster Abbey has been described as a truly global affair with an expected 2 billion people watching live on television (TV). This is in addition to the over 600000 visitors that are expected to celebrate the wedding between Prince William and long term girlfriend Katerine Middleton this weekend. With many foreign dignitaries and world leaders expected to be in attendance, one family that will be conspicuously absent at the wedding event is America’s first family. President Obama was not invited although he is expected to meet the newly weds when he visits Britain next month.
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