The most anticipated Royal Wedding has created opportunities in practically every field. Now the recording industry has stepped in and announced their plans. The classical label Decca will be recording the entire ceremony inside Westminster Abbey on April 29 and release an official album of the ceremony on iTunes. The downloads of a section of the album including the vows will be available for as little as 79p.
The pressure is now on Prince William and Kate not to fluff their wedding vows as the viewership is expected to be in billions. And the digital download will also become possible immediately after the ceremony. The Royal Couple must be hoping that they hold their nerve and deliver the vows perfectly. Prince Charles and Diana had mixed up with Diana confusing with the sequence of Charles full name and the Prince had said thy goods instead of my worldly goods.
Gennaro Castaldo, from HMV believes that the demand for the recording will be huge as it will prove to be a highly collectible royal memorabilia. This could easily be the first royal album with a potential to become number one. The album is expected to cost around £8, but individual tracks including the vows could be purchased for just 79p – the standard cost of a single on iTunes. CD, vinyl and cassettes of the recording will become available within a week of the ceremony. The Royal Couple could well find themselves on the top of the singles charts.