The much anticipated royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is finally here. Here’s a comprehensive list of where to watch the festivities online, find photos, mobile apps, Twitter and Facebook accounts following the Royal Wedding and more.
- Tune into the Royal Channel, the official YouTube channel of the British Monarchy, on April 29 to see the entire wedding celebration live. The live stream will begin at 10:00am BST (9:00am GMT, 2:00am PT, 5:00am ET) on Friday, April 29, and will follow the wedding procession, marriage ceremony at Westminster Abbey and balcony kiss.
The Royal Channel will also feature live blog commentary of the event to give timely updates and insights as the day unfolds. If you can’t watch the live event, footage will be shown in its entirety directly following the celebration and will be available in full on the site to view afterward.
- Google Earth featured a few highlights along the procession route for you to explore in 3D using Google Maps with Earth View. If you’ve Earth plug-in installed, you can get started viewing these spots though an immersive tour right away, or you can download Earth plug-in to explore Google Maps in 3D.
With one click, you can travel to Buckingham Palace, fly to an aerial perspective of Westminster Abbey, or get a clock-level view of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Get started seeing these and other highlights at maps.google.com/royalwedding.
- NBC’s The Today Show will be streaming their coverage live on the show’s site. The Today Show’s Royal Wedding Blog Windsor Knot will be posting pictures and coverage.
- FOX and ABC will both be streaming their coverage of the Royal Wedding on Hulu. ABC will also be syndicating its stream to Yahoo’s Royal Wedding portal.
- CBS will be streaming the wedding on Ustream.
- PBS, PopSugar, and ET will also be using Ustream as a platform for their live coverage.
- CNN will be livestreaming the day’s events on CNN.com, including views from inside the Abbey as well as the parade, and via the CNN Apps for iPhone and iPod touch, iPad and Android tablet.
- TV Replay will be pulling real-time clips of the ceremony, moments like first kiss etc, that will be live on AOL’s Royal Wedding portal. Splash Live will be streaming from Justin.TV.
- The British Monarchy’s Facebook Page will be posting photos, news and more on the social network.
- And you can follow the Monarchy’s official Twitter account, @clarencehouse, which’ll be posting news from the event. You can follow #rw2011 and #royalwedding.
- In case you’re worried about downtime, Twitter’s preparing for the impending traffic that Tweets about the wedding could cause for the platform.
- E! will be livestreaming their coverage of the wedding directly from Facebook.
- The British Monarchy’s Flickr page will be updated with photos from the event, and you can access more information on the official site for the wedding. You can also access photos and news from AOL’s Royal Wedding portal and Yahoo’s Royal Wedding news site.
- Photo sharing app Color and The Telegraph have joined forces to share real-time eye-witness photos of the royal wedding and the celebrations going on across the UK. A live stream of photos taken using Color in the UK can be accessed here.
- Of course, we hear that Royal Wedding guests will be able to Tweet from inside the ceremony so if you follow one of the lucky guests (i.e. Victoria Beckham, and Elton John) you may be able to get an insider’s account of the wedding.
- HuffPost Style will be featuring the fashions from the festivities, including the wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses and more.
- Just Spotted has Royal Wedding channel to keep track of celebs spotted at the wedding.
- The official Westminster Abbey app allows you take a 3D tour of the royal church.
- Dress The Royals allows you to dress the British Royal Family for the event.
- You can also download People Magazine’s The Royals App, The Royal Wedding By Hello Magazine, BBC’s The Royal Wedding Insider, and NBC’s Royal Wedding App.
- Also be sure to see the official Royal Wedding web site, which has information about the service, the procession route and more. You’ll find the official program / invitation here (PDF).