The BBC might “rethink” televising Princess Beatrice’s wedding, a tabloid report has claimed.
However, ITV did pick up that royal occasion for broadcast – and it reportedly pulled in three million viewers.
Pundit Richard Fitzwilliams reckons that could be a big reason the forthcoming nuptials of 31-year-old Beatrice, the eldest daughter of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, could appeal to a bigger worldwide audience.
It was previously reported she cancelled her engagement party in light of allegations made against Andrew and that friends had a lot of sympathy for “poor Bea” who “deserves the wedding she wants”.
Mr Fitzwilliams said that he is confident Beatrice’s ceremony will air in some form, despite further questions about Andrew’s future in the public eye.
“Looking at televising it, it’s an interesting point because the BBC decided not to televise Eugenie’s. She didn’t carry out official royal duties. She does some royal engagements, there’s an important difference.,” he told Express.co.uk.
He continued: “I think because three million people watched the ITV broadcast, the BBC might rethink.”
Mr Fitzwilliams also noted he believes St George’s Chapel in Windsor where Eugenie got hitched would be a “logical” venue for the wedding.
Eugenie took the colour photographs as my girls are so close.
The black and white photographs were taken by Misan Harriman at Royal Lodge, Windsor Great Park pic.twitter.com/lkneoPpIYs
— Sarah Ferguson (@SarahTheDuchess) September 26, 2019
He also pointed out how broadcaster may want to make the most of happy royal occasions while they are potentially available.
The commentator added: “I think also, as Beatrice isn’t a senior royal, it will be the only royal wedding of relevantly well-known royals for the foreseeable future for obvious reasons.”
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