It is anticipated that the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton will be watched by 2 billion people around the world.
The Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt said: “The Royal Wedding is likely to be watched by a global television audience of around 2 billion.”
It is estimated that 750 million viewers watched the wedding of Prince of Wales and Diana Spencer in 1981. Princess Diana’s funeral reportedly attracted a worldwide audience of 2.5 billion people in 1997.
More than a million people are expected to celebrate the wedding by attending street parties or by watching the events on screens outdoors.
Tens of thousands of well-wishers are expected to flock to London on the big day. Spectators will be able to watch the Royal Wedding live on two big screens in Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square.
As well as London, screens in cities across the UK will also broadcast the event – Birmingham, Derby, Dover, Eastbourne, Leicester, Liverpool, Norwich, Plymouth, Swansea, Swindon will all have big screens in major public places.
North America’s Eastern States will be just waking up when the service begins at 11am British Summer Time and, in regions such as the Middle East, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand, viewers will be able to watch events live in the evening.
For details of screen venues and street parties in your area please contact your local authority.