Today is the day. Prince William and Catherine Middleton today will be wed amongst a wealth of excitement across the globe.
Millions are expected to flood the capital today – an extra public holiday in the UK – with some having camped out along the route for days hoping to grab a glimpse of the newest Royal couple. Yet the online world is just as excited. Google search trends have been featuring ‘royal wedding’ for the past week or so in tens of countries across the world. It really is the buzz across the globe.
If you’ve not yet set out to take your place along the route they chances are you’ve missed the opportunity so why not watch it online? Yes, TV stations will be showing back to back coverage but we like to celebrate online opportunities.
If you want to sample what those in the crowd will be surrounded by Google Earth will offer a “Royals’-eye” view of the wedding procession.
For those looking for live coverage though there is also no need to be disappointed. Embracing the digital world the Royal Household will be live-streaming the entire ceremony on their official YouTube channel. The live stream will begin at 10:00 BST and will follow the wedding procession, marriage ceremony at Westminster Abbey and the sealing balcony kiss.
In fact, The Royal Channel will make even the best football reporting websites seem light. As well as the live stream, there will be live blog commentary of the event too. Plus if you want to leave your own best wishes for the happy couple you can leave your own message on the video guest book.
For background information while you watch, you can visit the official website for the royal wedding where you can even find details of how the congregation will be seated within the Abbey.
Just over 50 years since the marriage of The Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones became the first royal wedding to be broadcast on television the marriage of William and Kate is truly set to become the first internet wedding. Hey, it’s even got its own Twitter hashtag: #rw2011.
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