A global audience watches a fairytale


But that’s just the those watching the nuptials on the small screen. While the exact numbers aren’t out yet, it’s estimated a further 400 million are following it via radio or the internet.

Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding had a TV audience of about 750 million people (a billion in total if you add the radio audience), while the 2010 World Cup Final had 700 million viewers.

With various platforms to choose from – TV, YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheRoyalChannel) or Twitter (@ClarenceHouse) – the world is spoilt for choice when it comes to watching this modern fairytale unfold.

While the couple’s 1 900 guests are watching the proceedings from inside Westminster Abby, thousands are glued to big screens in London at Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park.

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