kate middleton royal wedding


Kate Middleton and Prince William are rolling out a thoroughly modern social-media strategy ahead of their April 29 wedding -- anchored by a new Web site, The Royal Wedding.

"On the day itself, the site will be the first place to view information, such as details of Miss Middleton's wedding dress," reads a statement on the site. No need to wait for the latest coy revelations from rumored dress designer Bruce Oldfield.

St. James's Palace, where Prince William keeps his office, also announced a Twitter account -- @ClarenceHouse -- a Flickr photo page, The Royal Channel on YouTube and the British Monarchy Facebook page.

The Royal Channel on YouTube, which today features a video on the couple's recent visit to their alma mater, Scotland's Saint Andrew's University, where the pair met as students.

The palace promises the main Web site will be the destination for fresh content, breaking news, updates and announcements related to the nuptials, and this is enough to make us Victorian swoon: The palace hints that "subject to further planning work" the destination may stream the wedding ceremony live.

This means the future Queen Catherine may be giving some royal competition to Jordan's Queen Rania, who has until now been the only monarch's wife with her own You Tube channel.

Meanwhile, for all the latest on the upcoming royal pairing visit www.royalwedding.aol.com.

Meanwhile, read about the scandalous royal consort whose lingerie and couture accessories are being sold at auction this month.