On the TV blog, David Taviner, series editor for Songs Of Praise, on the special Royal Wedding edition of the programme:

I made a decision some months ago that Songs Of Praise should join in the celebrations with a special programme from a beautiful part of North Wales, where William and Kate would begin their married life. William is a helicopter pilot with the RAF's Search and Rescue crew based on Angelsey. So it followed that we should make contact with those who live on the island - neighbours, in a sense, of the couple - and invite them to be part of this television event.

5 live producer Tom Green on the stresses of planning the station's coverage of the big event.

Things will go wrong on the day, and 5 live's team of producers and presenters will go with the flow and adapt to bring you what we hope is the very best coverage of the Royal Wedding. I just hope none of them blame me when they get back.

Paul Murphy, on the Radio 4 blog, has a glimpse of the 1947 Royal Wedding:

A mute film showing the royal couple leaving Westminster Abbey and their appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, was originally broadcast with narration delivered live from the TV studios.

The BBC History web site has a marvellous 'history of royal weddings in pictures' and there's a quite mind-blowing 360-degree view of Westminster Abbey on the BBC News web site.


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