Your Guide To The Royal Wedding On Facebook

With the royal wedding less than two weeks away, it's a good time to take a closer look at Facebook pages providing coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton's nuptials.

With the royal wedding a week-and-a-half away, it’s a good time to take a closer look at the Facebook pages covering Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s nuptials.

More than 50 Facebook fan pages and counting are devoted to the royal wedding on April 29, and they cover all facets of the celebration–from memorabilia, to decorations and of course, the wedding dress itself. And the majority of Facebook fan pages feature that now famous engagement photo as their profile picture. Among the fan subsites, you’ll find ones with fans numbering anywhere from a single digit to thousands.

But discerning viewers will want to know the official sources of information on the royal wedding. The British Monarchy is the most official page and features the latest, official, wedding details.

And, yes, there is an application for that! With the explosion in microblogging sites and social media, nearly every major media organization has a dedicated app and Facebook fan page for the royal wedding, which is expected to draw a worldwide audience of 2.5 billion people – two and a half times more than the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Every media site from NBC to Yahoo has a page devoted to the royal couple.

Unlike the wedding coverage of Prince William’s parents, social media will enable the audience to watch what they want, when they want, and post comments along the way. This is also the first British royal wedding to be streamed live on the web.

Virtually every major U.S. media site, from NBC to Yahoo, will have a Facebook fan page devoted to the royal couple, with links to where you can watch the live video on the web. The royal couple’s official wedding site on the Internet will also feature a livestream of the wedding at Westminister Abbey. Of course, the BBC has a fan page devoted to the couple and will also stream the wedding online at this site starting at 5:45 a.m. eastern time.

There is even Facebook fan page devoted to a Featured broadcaster contest, calling for Ustream broadcasters to enter, and said outfit is partnering with CBS News in the U.S. to livestream the wedding as well.

Do you plan to watch the royal wedding via Facebook on April 29?

Publish date: April 18, 2011 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT