Royal Wedding 'A Flop' For Tv Viewers

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Saturday's (09APR05) nuptials of Prince Charles and CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL only drew 7.6 million television viewers in their native Britain - compared to the 30 million Brits who watched his first marriage to DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.

More people tuned into watch the BBC's coverage of the Grand National horse-racing, which followed the heir-to-the-throne and his former mistress' wedding in Windsor, England.

An average of 6.2 million viewers watched the civil ceremony in Windsor's Guildhall, while the star-studded blessing at St George's Chapel acquired another 1.4 million royalists, bringing the total up to 7.6 million.

The Grand National attracted 9.5 million viewers.

The Prince's first marriage to LADY DIANA SPENDER in July 1981 attracted 750 million viewers worldwide.

10/04/2005 21:23


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