Prince William & Catherine Middleton.
Prince William & Catherine Middleton. Contributed

Hitched to the set

BILLIONS of people are expected to tune in to watch the ‘Wedding of the Century' take place tonight.

How many will tune out once Catherine Middleton's wedding dress has made its on-screen debut is yet to be determined.

Getting a slightly more Australian, and comedic, commentary on the event that was to be provided on ABC2 by the merry men of The Chaser has been well and truly cancelled as the ABC was told that one of the conditions placed upon their access to the BBC live feed of Kate and Will's nuptials was not to be used “in any drama, comedy, satirical or similar entertainment program or content”. So anything involving the now slightly infamous Chaser boys was thrown out the window.

Mobile phone signal-blocking technology will also be switched on around Westminster Abbey early on Friday morning and will remain in operation for the duration of the ceremony to prevent those pesky ring tones and, in the age of smart phones, Facebook and Twitter updates.

The many speculations of the finer details of the ceremony will be quashed or confirmed, with the most drama-filled being will the couple have their first kiss as husband and wife inside the abbey or on the balcony, in full public view, as is traditional.

With the build-up of what is sure to be a spectacle, hopefully no monarchy enthusiasts are disappointed by the ceremony or the coverage.

What we can be certain of though is that ‘adaptations' of the one-of-a-kind designer gown Catherine Middleton takes her last steps in as a commoner will be on eBay in a matter of hours.



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