Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is currently out of the country. But I reckon she stays in touch with what is happening here in Australia by reading my blog.
How else can we explain her recent statement in which she suggested that the Australian people have disengaged with the republic debate as a result of the popularity of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Which is exactly what I suggested would happen in Wednesday’s post about the monarchy or republic debate. Well, sort of.
A recent newspaper poll has shown that only 41% are now in favour of a republic, that’s the lowest it’s been for 17 years. That won’t be pleasing Julia Gillard, who is a strong advocate of an Australian republic.
Anyway, where is she? In London of course, to watch the wedding. Which is exactly where my wife is right now, not in London of course, but watching the wedding. On TV.
For Australians here who do not yet have digital TV, there are five standard terrestrial stations to choose from. Here’s what’s on offer tonight:
- Channel 9. Will and Kate – The Royal Wedding
- ABC 1. The Royal Wedding
- Channel 7. William and Kate: The Royal Wedding
- Channel Ten. Celebrate Will & Kate – The Wedding Project
Only SBS have avoided it, showing an episode of ‘Coast” instead.
Seems Prince William and Kate Middleton are very popular indeed!
I suspect millions upon millions of people from all around the world will be watching this wedding today. But as of now, over 65 million people have watched this walk down the aisle on YouTube. If you’re one of those who haven’t yet seen it, I suggest you take a look.
Kate and Wills will have to go some to top this one…..
Right, I’m off to watch Coast.