A crash course on the Royal wedding

Almost 7 billion people live on our planet, and more than one-third of the world population is expected to watch the televised royal wedding Friday .

The wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, a commoner, will be a major global event.

Part of the attraction may be the fantasy element – a regular woman is marrying a prince. She’ll become a princess and live her life in a palace.

Curious about the fairy tale come to life? Here’s what the world will be watching.


Kate Middleton may be a commoner but her life hasn’t been ordinary. Born in Berkshire, England, the eldest of three children, Middleton led a life of privilege with access to the best schools and world travel.

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