On Wednesday 2nd March the official wedding website of Prince William and Kate Middleton launched. www.officialroyalwedding2011.org received more than 200,000 hits in the first eight hours.
The website is the official information service for those interested in the forthcoming Royal Wedding and will post regular announcements and information in the run up to the wedding day. The site also promises to be the first place to view information such as the details of Kate’s wedding dress.
There are sections dedicated to the service, procession and reception, and visitors to the website can even take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace. The website also includes official feeds from social media services such as Twitter and Flickr.
The website was launched on the same day as DirectGov’s Royal Wedding page www.direct.gov.uk/RoyalWedding. The page contains practical information for members of the public, whether they’re planning to visit London to take part in the celebrations or organising their own event within the local community.