There is a new kind of disease sweeping all over the world and it’s very contagious. Fortunately, the worst it can do is give you a slight British accent for the next month or so. It’s being called princess fever and it’s because everyone is going gaga over the royal wedding and the wedding planning, which is coming up in about 5 weeks or so. Of course, you probably know that the wedding is between soon-to-be Princess Kate Middleton and her royal fiancé Prince William. I’ve mentioned the royal wedding a time or two before because it’s arguably the most anticipated wedding since Prince William’s mother Diana’s wedding in the early 90s.
This event is so anticipated that cable network TLC is prepping for hours upon hours of wedding coverage for its American audience. The BBC America will also be broadcasting the wedding for its audience as well. According to the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker, it is estimated that more than 2.5 billion people are estimated to be watching the event, which will be held on April 29.
Furthermore, showing the wedding isn’t good enough for BBC America, there are also a myriad of specials and shows dedicated to the nuptials. For a small taste:
“… there will be plenty of buildup, including a just-added documentary-style special called “Prince William’s Africa” that looks at the royal’s conservation efforts through groups like the Tusk Trust. That joins a slew of shows such as “William & Kate: Modern Monarchy,” “William & Harry: The Brother Princes” and “All the Queen’s Horses.”
The network also will air a two-part special dubbed “Royally Mad,” hosted by statuesque “So You Think You Can Dance” emcee Cat Deeley. The show will feature two Los Angeles residents and self-proclaimed royal buffs in a whirlwind tour of London.”
So gear up your tea, crumpets and forced accent to watch what will a huge world event. You’ve got about 100 hours of stuff to watch first.