International coverage of the British royal wedding spanned the globe. Journalists from around the world sought out their countrymen and women among the spectators near Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
Because of events in homeland, there were not as many Japanese reporters in London covering William and Kate’s big day as there would otherwise have been. Japan’s Emperor and Empress could not attend the ceremony but did send a message of congratulations. They received their invitation just two days before last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
However, plenty of Japanese did watch the event on TV. One man followed the event at an evacuated centre where he has been living since the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant. He said that although it was a difficult time for Japan, he was hoping the wedding would help cheer up some people in Japan.
At the British Club in Singapore, members gathered to celebrate the royal wedding by sipping champagne and eating canapes while they watched the ceremony on big screens. It is the first time the club has hosted an event related to Britain’s royal family in its 25 years.