On the day before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, it’s possible to gauge interest in the happy couple around the world by dividing the number of Google searches for ‘royal wedding’ and related keywords by the total number of searches in that country.

On a map it looks like this:

royal wedding heatmap

Top ten countries:

  1. United Kingdom (no surprise here)
  2. Ireland
  3. New Zealand
  4. South Africa
  5. Australia
  6. Canada
  7. United States
  8. Philippines
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. Singapore

It looks like the Commonwealth is rooting for the young couple!

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