Oh, this is so exciting! The Royal Family has launched an official website in response to the pitiful amount of press attention being given to William and Kate’s forthcoming nuptials.
There’s just oodles of information on the site, which gained 200,000 hits in its first eight hours from people who probably paid far less attention to their own trip up the aisle.
The biggest draw is that the site may – if we all behave ourselves, mind – feature a live video stream of the wedding itself. Apparently, that possibility is ‘subject to further planning work’ – like how to keep the official cameraman away from the Babycham, perhaps.
Even if there’s no live video, the site promises it will be the first place to show Kate Middleton’s dress – which has been giving us sleepless nights at TG Daily, I can tell you.
The www.officialroyalwedding2011.org site will be regularly updated with exclusive content, including photo galleries, features and videos, says St James’s Palace.
It’ll also bring together all of the official social media around the event, including the Clarence House and Buckingham Palace Flickr and Twitter accounts, The Royal Channel on YouTube and the British Monarchy Facebook page. That makes less difference to us, of course, as we’ve already got them all bookmarked.
The website’s not to be confused with DirectGov’s specific Royal Wedding page, www.direct.gov.uk/RoyalWedding, which also launched today. This contains ‘practical information for members of the public’ such as how to check the weather forecast, plan a visit or organize a street party.
“Ask everyone to bring chairs,” it suggests, brilliantly, and “Keep it simple – don’t be too ambitious.” It’s a good point, we feel, and here at TG Daily we’re already scaling down our plans for a 1,000-strong masked ball. If any of you have received an invitation, just ignore it.