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article imageRoyal wedding to be shown on YouTube

By Jane Fazackarley     Apr 19, 2011 in World
People from around the world will be able to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on the video sharing site YouTube.
The plans were announced today by Clarence House and details have been published on the official website. The live TV footage will come from the BBC, staff from Clarence House and St James Palace will give the commentary and an integrated Twitter feed is to be included. The footage will cover the journey to the church, the wedding service, the balcony appearance and the fly past.
In a statement published on the their blog Google said:
"While millions will be in London for the big day, it's clear that people around the world have wedding fever. Google search trends show that in addition to the UK and the US, the top ten countries searching for “royal wedding” include places like Singapore and the Philippines. In response, we've been working to make as much of the big day as possible accessible to everyone."
The footage will be shown on YouTube's Royal Channel and will be screened from 9.00am on April 29, according to the Google statement. The Royal Channel will also be offering a live blog commentary and for people watching in different time zones, the blog states that: "the footage will be re-shown in its entirety directly following the event and will be available in full on the site to view afterwards".
Starting from today a 'wedding book' became available on YouTube which will allow people to record a message for the royal couple and congratulations messages can be sent via Twitter using #rw2011 as an hashtag
Clarence House will also use other forms of social media to keep people up-to-date with details of the April 29 wedding. Photographs of the event will be made available on Flickr and the British Monarchy Facebook page will be updated every hour on the day.
The British Monarchy page on Facebook now has an "I'm attending" button where people can register their interest in the wedding, they will then be able to receive the latest wedding news from Clarence House. In addition, a "stories" app is due to be launched around a week before the wedding which will let people share their stories about how they intend to prepare for the event and how they will celebrate the day.
A statement released today by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said:
"The Wedding will blend both traditional and modern British values. It also marks the start of an exciting period, including the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, when the world’s attention will be on Britain. During this time, we’re confident that Britain will show why it is one of the most exciting places to live, visit and work in the world."
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