TODAY'S QUESTION: Why is there so much excitement around the royal wedding?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | 2:23 p.m. CDT; updated 10:31 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The royal wedding, featuring Prince William and Catherine Middleton, will take place at 5 a.m. CDT on Friday.

The wedding service will take place at Westminster Abbey. According to the Telegraph, around 1,900 people have been invited to the service. Besides members of the royal family, other guests include government officials, friends, business associates, members of foreign royal families and celebrities.

There will be no shortage of media coverage for the wedding. Besides live coverage on network and cable television outlets, YouTube will be streaming the wedding live. Several outlets are also planning live blogs for the event, including Vox magazine. The magazine's coverage begins at 4 a.m. Friday at

Why is there so much excitement around the royal wedding?

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