Millions of photos expected on royal wedding day

LONDON Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:17am BST

An illustration of the best photography points along the Royal Wedding procession, on April 29, 2011. REUTERS/Handout

An illustration of the best photography points along the Royal Wedding procession, on April 29, 2011.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Some 327 million royal wedding-related pictures will be taken on digital cameras next week when Britain's Prince William ties the knot with girlfriend Kate Middleton, according to a survey on Monday.

The most coveted shot is the first appearance of the couple as a married couple followed by the expected kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony, according to the poll for camera maker Nikon.

"The balcony kiss is the picture to get," said Arthur Edwards, the royal photographer with Britain's mass-selling Sun tabloid.

"Half of the photographers missed the iconic balcony kiss in 1981 at (Prince) Charles and (Princess) Diana's wedding because they were changing film."

Edwards picked out four top locations for budding photographers wanting to capture the best pictures in central London on the April 29th wedding day.

As well as outside Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey where the service will be held, Edwards recommended the far end of the Mall, the grand boulevard leading to the palace, and at Horse Guards Parade, an open area used for military ceremonies.

Meanwhile the poll estimated that of the millions of photos taken, some 65 million will be shared on social media sites.

(Reporting by Michael Holden, editing by Paul Casciato)

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