Web record: Royal Wedding of the century
The royal wedding of Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton this spring was one for the history books — and the record books, too.
According to the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, the April 29 ceremony at Westminster Abbey was watched online by 72 million viewers, earning it the title for “Most Live Streams for a Single Event.”
Like its predecessors, this year’s edition of the 56-year-old annual reference book is chock full of all kinds of examples of extraordinary achievement, high and low. And Middleton, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge, isn’t the only royal in there.
Celebrities were among this year’s winners. Lady Gaga’s 11 million Twitter followers won her the record for most followers on Twitter while her song “Poker Face” won the most weeks on the U.S. digital hot songs chart.