Royal Wedding to be broadcast on Youtube

Last Updated: Apr 19, 2011, 21:29 PM IST

London: In a blog post, Google, which runs the video sharing website, said, "Today, we`re thrilled that the Royal Household has just announced that footage of the entire ceremony will be live streamed on their official YouTube channel."

"The live stream will begin at 9:00 am GMT on Friday, April 29, and will follow the wedding procession, marriage ceremony at Westminster Abbey and balcony kiss," the blog said.

Alongside the live stream, the Royal Channel will also feature live blog commentary of the event to give updates and insights, it added.

The blog said more than 50 years ago, the marriage of The Queen`s sister, Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones was the first royal wedding to be broadcast on television and had over 20 million viewers.

"This one is already heralded as the first of the Internet age, where for the first time in thousands of years of royal history," it added.

People can also submit their wishes on an official video "Wedding Book" on YouTube to congratulate the couple.

Reportedly, Prince William and Middleton are regular users of social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

PTI