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Jane Seymour and Sharon Osbourne have signed on to cover the Royal Wedding for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, respectively.
When she asked for a first-class L.A.-to-London ticket (price tag: $20,000), ET balked. (The actress’ rep didn’t respond; ET denies asking Collins.)
In a statement Monday, Jane tells ET she is excited for her gig. "I was able to speak to Prince William's private secretary. [I asked] 'what would Prince William and Catherine want us to know about them?' And he said their personal friends were all told to not talk to anyone, but let [him] have a think. About two days later I got this wonderful e-mail with four names and the invitation to talk to them about various things. And I think these are things that are very interesting and will be very interesting to the public." She adds, "I just thought, wouldn't it be great to actually [cover] this with someone and do it properly and actually get the inside scoop!"
As for Osbourne, she said reporting on the affair touches home.
"[Princess Diana] and I used to go to the same hairdressers,” she said in a statement. “She was very sunny. She lit up a room and had the most beautiful smile. [The English] adore Prince William because he is so much like Diana." She goes on to say, "I am so excited to be part of the family to help bring [viewers] the biggest story on both sides of the pond since Princess Diana said 'I do!'"