Royal weddings, The Royal Wedding, Wedding Planning, Wedding Tech
By Elisabeth Edvardsen on March 17th, 2011
We’ve got the bunting ready, the tea is (nearly) brewed and we’re kitted out with everything needed to take you through the Royal Wedding on 29th April. OK so we haven’t decided on exactly where to camp to watch the wedding of the year – dare we say century?? – but most things are coming together nicely. We hope the situation is the same for the bride-to-be Catherine and her handsome Prince William.
Since the engagement was announced last year, we’ve been striving to provide you with all the details of the forthcoming Royal nuptials, from dress to procession route, to ensure you’re up to date on the who, what, where and when. But if you’re as excited as us, there is no such thing as too much information!
So here is a selection of free Royal Wedding iPhone and iPad apps to keep your hunger for wedding trivia satisfied until the happy couple say ‘I do’ next month.
The Royal Wedding 2011 for iPad by For Life Media (free)
This is produced by a Canadian developer and largely aimed at the Canadian and Us markets this is the digital magazine for Will and Kate’s big day. Among its features are a special feature about the couple’s unique love story – with proof they’re just like us (erm perhaps not exactly…) – and its effect on the British Monarchy, the rules of royal protocol, a fun shopping guide for official – and unofficial – souvenirs, as well as a live feed of photos and articles from the Press Association. Oh and there are tips on how to host the best Royal Wedding part ever as well as a chance to sign the “guest book”, and a‘connect with Facebook’ feature which allows you to connect with other royal watchers. Yep, they’ve even created a dedicated Facebook page. Think people across the pond love royalty even more than we do…
Hello! The Royal Wedding for iPhone/iPad by Hello! magazine (free – but for a limited period)
This “unique collectible” contains exclusive imagery and behind the scenes commentary about Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s forthcoming nuptials from the editorial team at the celeb mag. Divided into nine glossy sections, the app takes a closer look at things like the ring, the couple’s royal romance, their lives before they met, what the dress might look like and of course the ceremony as well as a look back at historic Windsor family weddings. Apparently the app will be updated with the best snaps from the wedding itself… In other words, there are lots of images and little text – just like Hello! in print. We’re not even going to mention the couple of sneaky adds thrown into the mix (oops!)
Royal Wedding by Neon Play (free)
This app contains all the background and history on William and Catherine, plus a gallery of 100+ exclusive photographs by royal photographer Ian Jones (you have to pay to get access to the gallery). Otherwise the app contains, like others, info about the wedding, the engagement, the dress as well as a family tree to see how William and Catherine are related (Related?! Apparently they are already related, from way back when in Elizabethan times).
The Royal Wedding Tea Towel by MD Media Consulting Ltd (free for a limited period)
Get ready for a multi-media, shopping experience. Now you can entertain or annoy people around you with Royal Wedding trumpet solos and organ music, as well as use the app as the source for official and unofficial news. The Tea Towel app also enables you to follow Facebook and Twitter coverage of the Royal Wedding, watch archive video – like the late Lady Diana’s wedding, shop for merchandise through Amazon in-app, get access wedding music through iTunes, download a selection of wallpapers, and, if you live in the UK, access live TV coverage! But where are the tea towels?
Have you downloaded any other Royal Wedding apps?