Good Morning America host Robin Roberts introduced ABC’s all-star line-up of correspondents who are covering the Royal Wedding for the network all this week. Roberts made the announcement live from London this morning on GMA. The expert correspondents will give viewers an insider’s peek at one of the biggest television events in more than three decades. With more than two billion expected to tune in, ABC is putting its best foot forward with its all-star team of…
- Robin Roberts: Co-anchor for Good Morning America since 2005.
- Diane Sawyer: Past host of GMA, good friend of Roberts and current host of ABC World News.
- Barbara Walters: Past host of Today and 20/20, current host of The View. In 2009, Walters was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
- India Hicks: A bridesmaid for Princess Diana, Hicks now resides in the Bahamas and is a successful jewelry designer and entrepreneur.
- Tim Gunn: Fashion consultant, host of Project Runway and author of A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style.
- Tina Brown: Journalist, magazine editor, columnist, talk-show host and author of The Diana Chronicles, a Biography of Diana, Princess of Wales.
- Katie Nicholl: For nearly a decade, Katie Nicholl has been reporting on royalty and celebrity for the Mail on Sunday. She is also the author of William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls.
- Colleen Harris: Worked for Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry from 1998-2003. She entered the Royal household just a few months after the death of Princess Diana.
To kick off ABC’s live Royal Wedding TV coverage, Robin Roberts spoke to India Hicks, a good friend of Princess Diana and one of her bridesmaids. Concerning Diana’s wedding day in 1981, Hicks said, “Diana was young, but she was strong. There were very poignant moments. Everyone was feeling warm. There was action everywhere.” Hicks explained that the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is smaller because the Prince is an heir to the throne in waiting. Prince Charles was heir to the throne, so the palace sparred no expense. “It was a grander, larger occasion,” Hicks explained today on Good Morning America.
In addition, Barbara Walters spoke to Elton John, a guest of the Royal Wedding and a good friend of Princess Diana. The famous singer said that he was surprised to receive his wedding invitation, but that he is pleased to attend. “The last time I was at the Abbey, it was very, very sad. I’m sure Diana would be very, very happy. It will be the most wonderful day. It’s all about two people falling in love.” Elton John also advised Kate Middleton to enjoy the moment because the press will give her a bumpy ride in the future. “It’s one of the things about Great Britain that sucks.”
Royal Wedding TV coverage has officially begun on ABC and all other American networks. Expect to see almost non-stop, wall-to-wall reporting in the days leading up to the big event.
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