Royal wedding to stream on YouTube

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is set to be streamed live on YouTube via an official royal channel.

Over four hours of filming will capture the affair on April 29, incorporating the church service, the procession and the couple’s kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as husband and wife. The feed will come in from the BBC, but will not feature the broadcaster’s commentary.

“Staff at Clarence House and St James’s Palace will provide a live commentary with historical information, interesting links, additional photographs and video footage as well as an integrated Twitter feed,” said the palace in a statement.

There will also be a live multimedia blog from royal officials, while fans are invited to submit their own video of congratulations to the couple for an official “wedding book”.

Other interactive ways to follow the event include through the @ClarenceHouse Twitter feed, the website, and the British Monarchy Facebook page. The official Twitter hashtag will be #rw2011.

A total of 2bn people are expected to watch the event across the world. The question really though is how many seconds it will take for news of the dress designer to go global…?!

See the invite to the live-stream, here:

And if you really want a giggle, check out T-Mobile’s celebration of the day, with it’s Royal Wedding Dance video complete with a host of amusing lookalikes, here:

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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