By now the date of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal wedding has probably been seared into your consciousness. But in case it hasn’t, it’s set for April 29 and will be held at London’s Westminster Cathedral. But don’t worry if you haven’t yet received an invite — British broadcasters have big plans for the uninvited public.
The Daily Mail reports that Sky, BBC, and Virgin are in talks to broadcast the event live from Westminster Abbey — and in 3D.
While this is certainly a fun idea – it’d be like we were really there! – most people don’t actually have 3D-ready televisions. But we can definitely see this being a big draw for bars, restaurants, and maybe even smaller theaters with the ability to air television broadcasts on their screens. And now that we think about it, that’s actually a wonderfully nostalgic idea, hearkening back to the days when people didn’t have TVs and movie theaters were venues for news broadcasts as well as, well, movies.
On a one to ten scale in terms of excitement for the wedding, we hover somewhere around a six. We love the idea, but we’re not British so we won’t pretend to have the same cultural investment. But even we’d be excited to witness their nuptials in the third dimension because, hello, the dress. Also, if the cameras would be so kind as to continually cut back to Prince Harry, will be so kind as to continually harbor the irrational hope that one day he will propose to us and we will wed in an internationally broadcast 3D ceremony wearing a John Galliano wedding gown and veil designed by Philip Treacy.