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Watching the Royal Wedding: here are the details

By Elisabeth Edvardsen on April 28th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

With the weather looking to be awfully British (think April showers), Central London to be a nightmare to meander through, and a well of other avenues through which you can witness the biggest wedding this side of the 21st century, we’ve rounded up the necessary details of where and how to watch the Royal Wedding tomorrow, Friday 29 April.

A very modern couple, Prince William and Catherine Middleton could be what the British Royal family needs to ensure its future success. Having been together for 8 years, enduring one highly publicised split in 2007 – it can only make them stronger in the long run surely – and vast media attention since the announcement of their engagement last October, William and Kate are trying their best to ensure everyone’s included in their day.

With the news of the forthcoming Royal Wedding being broken on Twitter, this was from the start going to be an event that embraced offline and online platforms to ensure that everyone would get a piece of the cake when the big day was finally here – that’s tomorrow people!

Watching the Royal Wedding

Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

In person: if brave enough to face the crowds and the weather tomorrow, head down Central London and find a spot along the processional route from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace. If you haven’t decided exactly where to camp out, take a look at this interactive processional route map by The Royal Parks.

In Hyde Park or Trafalgar Square: if you can’t get close enough to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds tomorrow, Hyde Park might be a safer bet. The Royal Park has set up giant screens so that royalists and non-royalists alike can get together to watch the ceremony and procession, right through to the first kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Just remember to bring a brolly as there is a 70% chance for rain tomorrow according to the Met Office, with heavy showers later in the day. There will also be screens set up on Trafalgar Square.

On TV: All major TV channels will be bringing you the minute details of every minute of the day, so it is up to you to pick which one you’ll go with. If you have a HD ready TV, Freeview HD will be showing the wedding in stunning high definition so that you can enjoy everything with up to five times more detail than a standard definition. Let’s hope Catherine’s makeup is flawless!!

YouTube: A first, the William and Kate’s nuptials will be streamed live on The Royal Channel on YouTube, with a live multi-media blog put together by St. James’s Palace.

The Official Royal Wedding 2011 website: Essential pre-wedding reading to be done here as the official website has kept the public informed about the latest details of the wedding planning, with videos, images and whatnot since launched in early March. And it will certainly be the place to get the latest info directly from the insiders of Clarence House tomorrow.

Everywhere else: expect EVERYONE to be tweeting about, commenting on and documenting the Royal Wedding tomorrow. Whether you’ll be in Westminster Abbey (lucky you if you are!), on the streets of London, in your own home, at a street party, in the pub or abroad, there will be some way to follow the events as they unfold.

That leaves us with wishing Prince William and Catherine Middleton the best of luck ahead of their wedding tomorrow, and happy Royal watching Bridalwave readers!




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