February 9th, 2011
11:07 AM ET
The main problem? The enormous Westminster Abbey just isn't big enough to accommodate the extra cameras.
"I'm afraid I have to say that we have decided not to progress with 3D coverage of the service on this occasion," Patrick Harrison, press secretary to Prince Charles, said in an email to the BBC, ITV news provider ITN and Sky News.
"There are a number of reasons for this, most notably the additional camera footprint in the abbey, the relatively small (albeit growing) audience for 3D, and our desire to not be distracted away from negotiating and facilitating the optimal 2D, radio, photographic, and online coverage of the day," he continued.
While Harrison apologized that the royal family put the kibosh on the concept, he said St. James Palace might consider exploring a new dimension at a later time.
"I hope you feel the process we have gone through will be helpful for other live events and of course we do not rule out facilitating 3D at some point in the future," he said.
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