Archer Park News owner Peter Della-Bosca shows some of the magazines that are focusing on this week’s big royal wedding.
Archer Park News owner Peter Della-Bosca shows some of the magazines that are focusing on this week’s big royal wedding. Chris Ison

Hype over royal wedding

FOR Rockhampton’s Peter Della-Bosca it seems everywhere he looks he sees Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s faces.

Peter, who runs a newsagency in the city, reckons it’s only going to get more full-on.

Friday’s royal wedding is set to screen on six of Australia’s free-to-air channels and no doubt feature on the cover page of national magazines next week.

Peter says he’ll probably watch some of the wedding, but he’s far more excited about catching the Friday night footy, which will be delayed to start at 8.30pm.

“The wedding has been the main topic among customers,” said Peter, who runs Archer Park News.

“It has been for a long time now.”

He said while some people were saying they were already over all the hype, others loved the royal attention.

“It’s a lot for people who aren’t even Australian,” Peter said.

Australia’s commercial networks are in London in force among the rest of the world’s major media players. Programs such as Nine’s Today and A Current Affair, and Seven’s Sunrise and Morning Show are broadcasting live all week.

Peter Heaps, an engineer working at the multi-tiered media stands outside the wedding venue, said he could not predict how many foreign media outlets would be covering the event, but said competition to get “the shot of the day” was fierce. “The total accreditation is something more than 7500 I think,” he said.



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