Just when I was starting to get over my own wedding hangover, (I STILL miss my big day, 10 months later) Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding has come and gone. And I’m let down all over again!
But it certainly was fun while it lasted. My little slice of the media extravaganza? Live blogging the royal affair for People.com.
My esteemed colleagues and I woke up at 3:30 a.m. EST (after several false alarm wake-ups, of course) for our first of many cups of coffee. By 4:15 a.m., I joined one co-worker at her apartment to watch the coverage and an hour after that, we were live with 31,000+ readers.
And what fun it was: Along with a few People.com editors—who provided homemade scones and Diet Mt. Dew (perfection!)—we chatted with folks from around the world as we all shared the royal wedding broadcast together. Live blogging felt like playing a video game or manning a radio station, answering people’s questions about the wedding and providing inside info and scoop.
Then, when it came time to watch the newlyweds kiss on the balcony, we leapt out of our seats, excited as anyone else to toast the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. We even shrieked with delight when they shared that historic second smooch.
So, over the course of five months of coverage—culminating in a magical wedding day—a new royal watcher has been born.
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