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Why the Royal Wedding Fascinates Americans

Written By: Emily Esfahani Smith  |  Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011

            Over the last few days, there have been about seven million news stories per day about the royal wedding. Blog posts about the wedding have gone viral, with at least 102.9 million to date this month. Two billion people are set to tune in to what promises to be the wedding of the decade. And American media outlets are all over it, with CNN sending eight times more reporters to London this week than it did to Japan when the terror and tragedy of an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear catastrophe brought that country to its knees.

            Why all this inquisitive buzz? Why would so many Americans get the tingles over a royal wedding?

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