Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding will not be shot in 3D.

Rumours that the royal ceremony will be shot in 3D have been quashed by the press secretary to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Patrick Harrison, who sent broadcasters an email yesterday. 

In the email, Harrison wrote: “I’m afraid I have to say that we have decided not to progress with 3D coverage of the service on this occasion.

“There are a number of reasons for this, most notably the additional camera footprint in the abbey, the relatively small (albeit growing) audience for 3D, and our desire to not be distracted away from negotiating and facilitating the optimal 2D, radio, photographic and online coverage of the day.”

Broadcasters will be banned from using 3D technology to create images inside Westminster Abbey.

The news will come as a blow to Sky News who has pushed for permission to use the technology on April 29.

Harrison added: “I know you have all become increasingly enthusiastic about 3D and I’m sorry that this will come as a disappointment.

“I hope you feel the process we have gone through will be helpful for other live events and of course we do not rule out facilitating 3D at some point in the future.”