The Royal wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William on April 29 witnessed over 72 million live streams from 188 countries and an overall 100 million plus views by the day’s end, video sharing site YouTube said in a statement on Friday.
“The Royal Wedding was live streamed 72 million times around the world to 188 countries. Those who didn’t see it live still had an opportunity to don their fascinators and catch up with the re-broadcasts later in the day,” YouTube said in a blog post.
“When it was all said and done, the total streams on April 29, 2011 reached 101 million,” the company added.
No surprise, most viewers were from the United Kingdom, closely followed by the United States. Italy, Germany and France stood at third, fourth and fifth respectively on the list.
The google-owned video sharing site also revealed that the official Royal wedding website, launched on May 2 has had over 37.7 million views by some 13.7 million viewers across the globe.
The Royal Wedding was widely reported to be the most watched even in internet history. Some papers reported that 2 billion people watched the wedding, though the claim that a third of the world's population signed on to watch a British wedding stretches credulity past breaking.