Royal wedding won't be in 3D


Buckingham Palace has nixed the idea of having the April 29th wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton broadcast in 3D. The rejection of the new technology was based primarily on logistical grounds.

According to the Guardian newspaper, News Corporation-run Sky News went to great lengths trying to get a green light for 3D, even filming a mock wedding in 3D at a church to demonstrate how it would work. But the press secretary to Prince Charles, father of the groom, informed Sky News, ITN and BBC that the royal couple and other family members had decided against 3D. The press secretary cited the additional camera footprint that would be required inside Westminster Abbey for 3D coverage and the relatively small number of people who currently have 3D receivers.