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Royal Wedding ‘Selected Guest List’ Revealed; NBC News correspondent on it

In addition to the 1,000 or so inside Westminster Abbey who will attend the wedding of Prince William and Cate Middleton on Friday, a Selected Guest List was revealed this morning. And on it, one man who works for an American TV network. From the official release:

Mr. Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle is best known as a travel writer, television presenter and adventurer and has met Prince William on a number of occasions.

TVNewser attended a get-together Thursday night welcoming Fogle to the NBC News family. He told us as he plans on running out the Abbey doors Friday morning to file a report for NBC as soon as he is able. In the official release, Fogle got higher billing than others on the selected guest list including, Sir Elton John, the Beckhams, Guy Ritchie and Joss Stone.

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NBC Correspondents and a ‘Real Housewife’ Say Hello to NBC News’ English Import

Last night at The Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village, NBC News hosted a cocktail reception for one of the newest members of its team: Ben Fogle. Fogle joined NBC in February as a London-based special correspondent.

The correspondent flew in from the UK for a 24-hour jaunt, leaving the reception to catch a red-eye flight back to England.

His first major assignment for NBC will be during the Royal Wedding next week. Fogle has an invitation, and told TVNewser that he plans on running out the door to file a report as soon as he is able to.

A number of NBC personalities attended, including correspondents Peter Alexander and Amy Robach (who brought along her husband, former “Melrose Place” star Andrew Shue).

Bravo “Real Housewives” star Alex McCord and her husband Simon van Kempen also attended the event.

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A Royal Exclusive?

Update: It seems ABC did have the exclusive, more details below.

Original Post: With the Royal Wedding less than a month away, news divisions are scrambling to get whatever exclusives they can in advance of the nuptials.

When Prince William’s younger brother Harry announced that he would be trekking to the North Pole to raise money for charity, the press jumped at the chance to get some quality time with the young Prince in Norway.

Unfortunately, ABC News chose to market Bob Woodruff‘s interview as a “Royal Exclusive” on “Good Morning America” this morning:

Exclusive it may have been, except for the fact that NBC’s Ben Fogle interviewed the Prince as well for his “Today” piece, which aired yesterday:

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Ben Fogle Joins NBC News

NBC News is adding a new correspondent to its roster. Ben Fogle is joining the organization as a London-based special correspondent. Fogle is an experienced journalist in his native U.K., including contributions to the BBC, The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent. He will contribute to all NBC News networks, shows and platforms.