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Google video site to offer live streaming of Royal Wedding from London

By , Network World
April 19, 2011 11:43 AM ET

Network World - If you really can't wait for a recorded version of the Royal Wedding come April 29, Google's YouTube unit has announced that the Royal Family will provide a live video stream of the big day's events.

That's at 5 a.m. for those of you on the East Coast and 2 a.m. for those on the West Coast in the United States.

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"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," gushes YouTube Partner Development Associate Rachel Ball about the upcoming nuptials of Britain's Prince William and Catherine Middleton. 

Blogged commentary will also be available on the Royal Channel.

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And for those of you who don't want to get up before or at the crack of dawn, the footage will be recorded and available for viewing later in the day.

Google Earth is also getting in on the action, offering a "Royals'-eye" view of the wedding procession route in 3D. 

Befitting of a 21st century wedding, Will and Kate announced their engagement to the world via the @ClarenceHouse Twitter account last fall. 

Meanwhile, T-Mobile has previewed the Royal Wedding with a commercial that parodies the infamous YouTube clip of Jill and Kevin's Big Day

Bob is thankful he got married pre-Twitter and YouTube. Follow his tweets here.

Read more about voip & convergence in Network World's VoIP & Convergence section.

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