Pare che a Londra venerdì per le nozze reali ci saranno un sacco di giornalisti, ma, grazie al ponte del Primo Maggio, pochi londinesi.
Many U.K. citizens are taking advantage of back-to-back four-day weekends to flee the U.K., just as foreign tourists roll into London for the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. Travel experts say the exodus is unprecedented for this time of year. ABTA-The Travel Association estimates that about 3.5 million people—or about 5% of the U.K. population—are heading abroad. One tour operator, Thomas Cook, has added an extra 100,000 vacation packages to meet the demand.
Per i canali tv, però, è il media event dell'anno. E quindi la copertura paragiornalistica è già ora asfissiante.
CNN gave us some time with Di's nanny, a gloss of Will's psyche (seared by a "bitter divorce" and a "nasty custody battle"), and a capsule biography of the bride. A key text in Kate studies is the see-through dress she wore at an undergraduate fashion show. This garment, it is popularly supposed, was critical in forcing upon the young prince the knowledge that his platonic friend was an official hottie. Where other Will-and-Kate documentaries may have left viewers with the impression that Kate was brazenly skanking around on a catwalk, CNN Presents aired footage of a recent iteration of the event, thus demonstrating that the fashion show is a kind of lingerie pageant on the model of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, a saturnalia at which participants almost literally let it all hang out. The context was most welcome.
Wall Street Journal, Slate