The Royal Wedding and … Denison?
On Friday morning, the world was abuzz as Prince William and Kate Middleton prepared to walk down the aisle and exchange vows. And after Colleen Russo ’12 and her friends on campus appeared on the E! Entertainment Television special, “Live from the Royal Wedding,” members of the Denison and Granville communities became even more interested.
At around 7:15 a.m. EDT, after the wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London had concluded, E! News correspondent Jason Kennedy spoke via Skype with Russo, who had been chosen by the network as a special correspondent.
From Denison’s Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house, Russo and dozens of other Denison students told Kennedy about their excitement upon seeing David and Victoria Beckham and—of course—Middleton’s dress (which met with resounding unanimous approval). Kennedy also chatted with Russo, a psychology major from Iowa City, about a photo of her with fellow Denisonian Steve Carell ’84 as it was shown on screen.
And at the end of Russo’s moment in the limelight, London-based E! correspondent Dermot O’Leary followed up by saying if the reporters couldn’t get into the big Buckingham Palace party that Prince Harry was throwing for his brother, they should just go to Ohio and join the Denison students who were having so much fun.
See the full exchange between Colleen (and friends) and E! News in the video above.