Now Reporting on the Royal Wedding: Princess Diana’s Bridesmaid

By Alex Weprin 

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There will be hundreds (if not thousands) of reporters in London at the end of April for the Royal Wedding, but only one can claim to not only have been at the last one, but participated in it.

India Hicks, who will contribute to ABC News’ coverage of the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, served as a bridesmaid in the wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Hicks is also a goddaughter to Charles.

Of course most American viewers might know her best as a model and the host of “Top Design” on Bravo. The NY Times reports that her new-found gig as royal TV commentator came after she wrote an essay in Harper’s Bazaar:

After that piece was published, Ms. Hicks’s phone started to ring endlessly, she said, with pleas from television networks to help in their royal wedding coverage. With what she called “an unofficial nod” from the palace, she worked on two specials for TLC and agreed to be interviewed, along with her mother, by Barbara Walters.

The week of the wedding, she will appear as a commentator for the British network ITV in the mornings and do several reports on ABC, commitments that have kept her off official guest lists. It may also limit how much time she has to catch up with extended family in London for the festivities.