Prince William & Catherine Middleton

Friday, 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey

That Prince William and Catherine Middleton are getting married at the end of April (in other words in less than 10 days) is old news.

The excitement that this event has aroused in the global media and the general public is almost overpowering. But then, it is the royal wedding of the century, isn’t it?

We are living in the 21st century and in a connected world so of course the wedding would not be complete without its presence in the online world.

Therefore, first of all, there is the official website, which provides lots of info on anything relating to the wedding.

Then there is the official facebook page of the British Monarchy and even a twitter account solely dedicated to the wedding.

Besides those text-focussed elements, there is the Flickr page where one can find lots of photos of the couple, the preparations and anything else that’s wedding related.

But that’s not enough. For all the wedding-crazy iPhone lovers, there is even an app that provides insider info, breaking news and fun facts about the wedding of the century.

One of those very important elements of a wedding is the cake. For this wedding, it will be a multi-tiered traditional fruitcake, which will be decorated with cream and white icing with a floral theme. A cake designer from Leicestershire has been chosen to create the masterpiece. She will be using elements of the Joseph Lambeth technique, a style of cake decorating using 3-D scrollwork, leaves, flowers, and other decoration. Interested in more on the sweet elements of the wedding? Click here.

Another one of those crucial elements is the best man’s speech. In the position as best man, this duty falls to Prince Harry. The BBC has asked comedians for advice for Prince Harry in preparation for his speech. Check out what comedians Lucy Porter, Arthur Smith, Miles Jupp and Hattie Hayridge have to say.

Besides all the official pages, there are loads of other websites on the royal wedding or anything even remotely linked to it. This website, for example, provides a very extensive collection of collectibles connected to the wedding that you may (or may not) want to buy.

If you will be in London and want to plan from which point in the city you are going to watch the married couple drive past, you can now get prepared with a full 3D Google Maps tour of the royal wedding route that the married couple will take:

If you are not going to be able or chose not to come to London to participate in the celebrations around the wedding, there is still no need to stress as there are plenty of options to join the celebrations elsewhere, for example at the Castle in Leeds, in Liverpool, in Brighton and in Belfast with the BBC and a complimentary concert.

What is already sure is that after the wedding, Prince William and Kate will go on honeymoon. What is not sure yet however, is where the couple will go, but the most recent rumors have Australia as the top favourite.

If you are thinking about tying the knot yourself and are still looking for locations to celebrate in a special day, have a look at our Wedding Pack Offers!

Not getting married yourself anytime soon but feeling like attending a wedding party? Or just want to ‘try out’ how a wedding party would feel and could look like before throwing one yourself? No problem.

Join us in our Wedding Open Evening (5.30-8.30pm) on Thursday, 12th May at the Thistle Haydock close to Liverpool: the hotel will be ‘dressed up’ as it would be for a wedding and bucks fizz and canapés will be served on arrival. You can even take part in a personal tour with a dedicated wedding co-ordinator. – A great start of the wedding season!

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