If you’re hoping to get into the Royal Wedding spirit but can’t afford to shell out thousands of dollars to fly to London at the end of April, then fret no more!
Believe it or not, even the British monarchy has discovered the benefits of World Wide Web, and is using nearly every form of social media to not only promote the Royal Wedding, but capitalize off of it as well.
The Royal Wedding website
officialroyalwedding2011.org was officially launched on March 2nd, 2011 and the site allows you to read up on how “Wills and Kate” met, the early days of their engagement, as well as everything and anything related to the Royal Wedding.
You can also view the wedding route slideshow, pictures of the wedding carriage, and of course expensive royal souvenirs you can easily purchase directly from the site.
You can also download the music that will be performed during the ceremony courtesy of Decca Records, however, a physical copy of the Royal Wedding album won’t be available until May 5th.
THE Twitter account to follow would be no other than @ClarenceHouse, which was the first account to officially announce the royal engagement to the Twitterverse. Other popular Twitter accounts to follow for anything related to the Royal Wedding include @BritishMonarchy, @Royals_wed, @royalwedding and @RoyalweddingUK.
If you’re hoping to join in on the conversation during the Royal Wedding weekend, some of the many Royal Wedding-related hashtags you could use to read include #rw2011, #willandkate and #royalwedding.
Interactive Royal Wedding timeline
Metia has launched a timeline of the event on MSN’s official Royal wedding portal (found at timeline.royal.uk.msn.com) which includes news headlines, musical hits, as well as biographical information on Prince William and Kate Middleton. The site will also be streaming live BBC coverage of the Royal Wedding and users can also chat with each other on the site as well.
Sift through various pictures of the soon-to-be-newlyweds on Flickr at www.flickr.com/photos/britishmonarchy. Here you can view a Royal Wedding Video Book, the Royal Wedding Procession Route, pictures of the Chapel Royal Choir, and much more.
And last, but certainly not least, if you’re hoping to watch the Royal Wedding live, the ceremony will be streamed live on the Royal Channel YouTube account. (www.youtube.com/user/TheRoyalChannel). Users can also upload their own video messages to congratulate the newlyweds on YouTube as well.
Author Bio: Alexis Bonari is a freelance writer and researcher for College Scholarships, where recently she’s been researching music education scholarships as well as Muslim scholarships. Whenever she gets some free time, she enjoys watching a funny movie or curling up with a good book.