British royal Prince Charles' upcoming marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles will not be televised.

Heir-to-the-throne Charles has decided to ban all media, including cameras, from the civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall, England, it was announced yesterday (14MAR05).

The couple will also not perform a 'walkabout' after the union on 8 April (05).

Instead, the only chance the public will get to see them is when they travel in a convoy of cars from royal residence Windsor Castle to the neighbouring town hall, before returning to the castle's St George's Chapel for a blessing.

It has yet to be decided whether TV cameras will be allowed to broadcast live coverage of the blessing, to be performed by the Archbishop Of Canterbury, DR ROWAN WILLIAMS.

Insiders report the top clergyman is against the idea of televising the ceremony, as both Charles and his bride-to-be are divorcees.

Charles' decision to implement a blanket ban on media when he ties the knot with Camilla means the wedding will be the first royal marriage of the modern age not to be broadcast to the public.

15/03/2005 14:09