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Quadrille set to lead Wills and Kate up the aisle
25.02.11 | Laura Richards
Satirical photographer and filmmaker Alison Jackson will be focusing her eye on the Royal Wedding with a new book from Quadrille about Prince William and Kate Middleton's forthcoming nuptials.
Anne Furniss, Quadrille editorial director, bought world rights to Kate and Wills Up the Aisle: A Right Royal Fairy Tale from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.
The photographic title will take a tongue-in-cheek look at the royal romance through the lens of photographer and Bafta award-winning filmmaker Jackson, who has made a name for herself through her use of famous lookalikes to create paparazzi parodies.
Furniss said: "This is an affectionate peep behind the scenes, looking at the romance, in-laws, wedding preparations and the big day itself." The book will include humorous photographs that aim to answer probing and personal questions on the forthcoming marriage of Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton.
Publishing ahead of the Royal Wedding in April, Furniss added that the book promises to take a candid look at the couple's marriage proposal and wedding preparations, critiquing their cult of celebrity. "It's not anti-monarchy at all, but it is in fact an antidote to the wedding frenzy of the moment," she said. There will also be snapshots of other famous faces preparing their outfits for the celebrations as well as pictures of the big day.
Furniss said: "All the other books are from the outside, but Alison's vision is a fantasy which we think is very fresh and funny. We think it's great fun."
Jackson was behind the award-winning BBC TV series "Double Take" and studied fine art photography at London's Royal College of Art. She has previously produced two similar titles, Confidential (Taschen) and Private (Michael Joseph), both of which displayed fake paparazzi shots of posing celebrity lookalikes.
Kate and Wills Up the Aisle is the first time Jackson has been published by Quadrille. It is slated for release on 1st April priced £9.99 in hardback. "It's no coincidence that it's being published on April Fool's Day," added Furniss.