A Royal Wedding

By: Kristen Paquet, Account Executive, Leonard & Finco Public Relations

The pending nuptials of the UK’s Prince William to Kate Middleton have caused quite a stir not only in Britain, but across the world thanks to social media. According to the Huffington Post, the engagement everyone had been anticipating was first announced through a Twitter post. How did the British Monarchy respond to the news? They sent a tweet right back.

Obviously, with a royal wedding you would anticipate a huge fan fare – the Prime Minister is even urging a parliamentary committee to declare the date a public holiday. But this is a whole different game when it comes to the technology we have at our fingertips today.

When William’s mother, Diana walked down the aisle, although it was broadcast for the world to see, there wasn’t anyone blogging about it during the ceremony or sending out a tweet about the dress or taking a photo of the crowd outside the church with their camera phone and posting it online in a matter of moments. But they will be now.

The date and location of the wedding, the dress Kate selects, and everything in between will undoubtedly be posted around the world in some way for everyone to re-tweet, ‘like’ (or not) and comment on. And with the date now locked in for late April, there will be plenty of time to pore over every blissful detail using the power of social media. So get ready because I don’t know if anyone is going to be able to escape it.
Will you be watching the royal wedding – and everything that leads up to it – or do you think you will have William and Kate overload by the time the big day arrives?