Millions of people around the world wait for the big royal event in London on Friday 29 April, 2011.
For those who can not be present live at the ceremony, Google provides five interesting tools that allow fans to watch the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William and get more info about it:
1. Royal wedding live on YouTube:
The entire ceremony on Friday will be live streamed in real time on http://www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel. The live stream starts at 10 clock UK time. Internet users can watch the wedding procession, the knot in Westminster Abbey and a kiss from the newlyweds on the balcony. Alongside the live stream, The Royal Channel will also feature live blog commentary of the event to give timely updates and insights as the day unfolds. If you live in a different time zone, the footage will be reshown in its entirety directly following the event and will be available in full on the site to view afterwards.
2. The wedding route in 3D:
If you like to have a look at the route that the wedding couple and their entourage will take on Friday you can do that with Google Earth: Google Earth makes the complete route available in 3D . Starting at Westminster Abbey, over to the House of Parliament, Big Ben and the Horse Guards Parade to Buckingham Palace. A video of the wedding section is of course available as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LdjvZbYIR8
3. Google search trends
Google’s search trends show (http://www.google.com/insights/search/#q=royal%20wedding&date=today%2012-m&cmpt=geo) that, in addition to the UK and the United States, the top ten countries searching for “royal wedding” include places like Singapore and the Philippines. In addition, fans will findthe top ten searches fot the royal wedding on Google Insights for Search.
4. Google Translate:
The royal wedding is the No. 1 topic in media worldwide. Wouldn´t it be nice to be able to read international press reports about the wedding in your language? Google’s translation tool makes it possible: http://translate.google.com . Users simply enter the web address (URL) of a medium – such as http://www.bbc.co.uk/ – In the left panel of Google Translate and then click “Translate”.
5. Real-time search:
With the real time search from Google wedding fans can learn easily how people comment live in social networks about the ceremony. By entering the search terms “wedding prince william and kate middleton” for example on http://www.google.com/realtime you will get the latest comments from people on social networks on this topic.
And for those of you who are inspired by the royal wedding and plan a wedding now or are in wedding preparations, Google provides a practical and free tools that simplifys the planning process.
http://www.google.com/weddings/ Use free wedding templates and designs in Google Docs, Google Sites and Picnik to make planning your big day easy. Save time, save money and stay organized.