Royal enthusiasts in Sweden and around the world are bursting with excitment on the eve of the royal wedding between Britan’s Prince William and his bride to be, Kate Middleton.
Thousands of journalists and tourists have decended on the British capital to catch a glimpse of the happy couple, or at least to experience the wedding buzz in person.
Of course, not everyone can up and head to England, but many may want to take an extended lunch break or even skip work on Friday in order to focus all their attention on what is being billed as the biggest royal wedding in a generation.
Svergies Television (SVT) will be broadcasting the wedding live from London, augmented with studio commentary from Stockholm.
Coverage starts at 10.30am, and is scheduled to last until nearly 3pm.
In addition, Sweden’s TV4 will also be flooding the Swedish airwaves with royal wedding coverage starting at 10am and featuring live footage from London as well as interviews with a number of guests from their studios in Stockholm.
And for readers who can’t get to a television set, or simply can’t stand to leave their computers, the royal wedding is also being livestreamed on YouTube.
That’s right, time-honoured traditions meet new-fangled technology following the announcement that Clarence House will stream footage of the William and Kate walking down the aisle on The Royal Channel on YouTube, accompanied by a live multimedia blog put together by St. James’s Palace.
For those of you looking to get out of the office or away from your living room in order to weep or cheer in the company of others, it may be worth checking out a nearby bar or pub.
In Stockholm, the Tudor Arms, recently voted the best British pub in the world, opens at 11am and promises a celebratory atmosphere for patrons looking to wish the royal couple well from the Swedish capital.
The British Embassy in Stockholm will also celebrate the day with a street party for the children of the British International Primary School of Stockholm (BIPSS).
The event will be called “The World and BIPSS Celebrates the Royal Wedding” with children from over 40 nationalities attending. There will be the usual games and party food and there will also be creative activities opportunities for the kids to celebrate the day in their own special way.
Bear in mind, however, that the event is not open to the general public.