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'William & Kate: Planning a Royal Wedding'
(DVD / NR / 2011 / PBS)

Overview: Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement on November 16, 2010 and were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London, England. The wedding was covered by news media around the globe. This new program/DVD provides insight into one of the most anticipated events of the year.

DVD Verdict: Running at just under 45 minutes, which is a shame as once you settle into this remarkable behind-the-scenes tale, well, it's all over! But, what this DVD does provide is unique access to those in the know: friends, schoolmates, and former staff, as well as the couple’s favorite designers, chefs, and stylists.

Indeed, months of carefully staged-managed preparations are brought to the fore here, including hearing firsthand from several journalists who watched William grow into the man he is today.

It had been a little more than five months since the couple announced their long-awaited engagement — 22 weeks and three days for the PR-canny couple and the palace news operation to dribble out day by day the myriad details of a ceremonial state wedding.

Ergo, this DVD will be a must have for those following the royal couple, people interested in celebrities or individuals that love weddings. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.66:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.