No 3D wedding and other royal news
This week's big royal-wedding story was the very public lunch enjoyed by Prince William's fiancee, Kate Middleton, and Prince Charles's wife, Camilla, but there was other news:
The April 29 wedding will not be broadcast in 3D, the Guardian reported, though the monarchy has not ruled out a 3D event in the future. Prince Charles's press secretary told journalists that William and Kate had been consulted but that reasons for rejecting the initiative include the logistics of extra cameras in Westminster Abbey, "the relatively small (albeit growing) audience for 3D, and our desire to not be distracted away from negotiating and facilitating the optimal 2D, radio, photographic and online coverage of the day." British broadcaster SkyB, which launched a 3D television channel last year, filmed a mock wedding as part of its effort to persuade the palace.
The British pub and restaurant chain Crown Carveries created a "fork-trait" of William and Kate based on one of their official engagement photos -- that is, a portrait of the couple made of foods the chain serves. Framed by roast veggies, the couple are depicted with turkey for their skin; beef and gammon for hair; peas, green beans and sprouts for the prince's sweater; and carrots for Kate's blouse, with gravy replacing the sapphire in her engagement ring.
First lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that she has not been invited to the wedding but would go if asked. Speaking on "Live! With Regis and Kelly," Obama said that marriage is a "personal, private thing" and that the couple should invite who they want to invite. The first lady congratulated the couple when asked about the royal wedding in a November interview with Barbara Walters.
And the Telegraph's Bryony Gordon is cheering the reappearance of Chelsy Davy in Britain. Davy, who arrived in London last week, reportedly enjoyed a romantic dinner with her former boyfriend Prince Harry, younger brother of Prince William. The couple were also seen climbing into the trunk of a car late one night after clubbing. There's no official word yet on whether she will be the prince's date to his brother's wedding.
If you saw another good royal story this week, tell us in the comments.
| February 11, 2011; 11:00 AM ET
Categories: Ceremony, Guest list, Kate Middleton, Media coverage, Prince William | Tags: Autumn Brewington
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