Royal wedding buzz sets office chatter on a high note

HAPPY COUPLE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George's Chapel.
HAPPY COUPLE: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George's Chapel.

THERE are a number of ‘must watch’ things on television according to Parade, and this Saturday’s royal wedding is definitely one of them.

There is nothing like the upcoming nuptials of Britain’s most eligible bachelor, Prince Harry, to Hollywood starlet Meghan Markle to get people talking.

The buzz has already begun in the Western Advocate office with people talking about who will watch the wedding coverage on television and how they will be celebrating the momentous event.

It doesn’t seem all that long ago that Parade and her work colleagues watched William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, tie the knot at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.

Back then around three billion people watched the ceremony, according to the New York Times newspaper, while the same story stated that London’s Metropolitan Police said, one million people lined the route of the royal procession, and half a million gathered in front of Buckingham Palace to watch the bride and groom kiss on the palace balcony.

A quick look at the television guide shows that Channel 9 will have coverage from 7pm on Saturday.

In the lead up, there’s many a documentary on the happy couple’s lives up until this point to whet your appetite ahead of the big day.

Going away? Need a book to read?

AS the cold weather grips on Bathurst, many (like Parade) might be looking towards holidays and warmer locations.

At this time of year a warm beach, sunny weather and a cocktail do sound very appealing.

And if you need a good book or two to go with that holiday, do not miss this weekend’s book fair.

Held at Bathurst Showground this Saturday and Sunday, the fair will feature more than 24,000 books and DVDs at bargain basement prices.

The biannual event is a fundraiser for Lifeline Central West.

The book fair is on from 9am-4pm this Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday. Entry is by gold coin donation.

SNAPSHOT: Marianne and Robert Traves with an original Cobb & Co mail coach during the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

SNAPSHOT: Marianne and Robert Traves with an original Cobb & Co mail coach during the Bathurst Heritage Trades Trail. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK