The royal wedding is expected to command the biggest audience in TV history. They estimate 2.4 billion people will watch it. That's 35% of the world's population.
Could someone please explain to me why American's care about this?
Didn't we fight the Revolutionary War, in large part because we do not believe that some people are superior by virtue of their birth? This infatuation with the British royals is beyond me. I'm surprised that the people in the UK are paying attention, much less anybody else.
From the Wall Street Journal
"...An estimated two billion TV viewers will see all or part of the coverage of Prince William and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton exchanging vows at Westminster Abbey. Add an expected 400 million for online streaming and radio and the number swells to nearly 35% of the world's population. An additional 800,000 observers likely will crowd outside Buckingham Palace the day of the event, many of them tweeting and Facebook posting and shooting video with their phones."