Royal wedding chatter sets social media abuzz
With millions of people around the world discussing The Royal Wedding on forums, micro blogs and other content sharing websites across the world, SocialEyez takes a dive into the world of social media to understand the trends that are shaping the conversations in the buzzing world.
The internet is increasingly flooded with chatter about the upcoming event and data suggests that news stories penned in reference to the event have increased to a hefty seven million per day, up from just one million per day at the beginning of the month.
According to a report, royal wedding related blog posts meanwhile have jumped from 46.7m at the start of the month to hit 102.9m.
YouTube hasn’t been spared the Royal fever either with the volume of videos posted with wedding associated tags leaping from 37.5k per day to 460k per day.
Twitter meanwhile has witnessed an explosion in tweets discussing the upcoming exchange of vows, with around 5,000 per hour being posted, a figure which has expanded rapidly in recent weeks.
- Although Kate is only 29 years of age, she will in fact be the oldest bride to have ever married into the Royal Family.
- Some 40 foreign royals have been invited, including the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, the Sultan of Brunei, the Emperor of Japan, and kings of Malaysia, Tonga, and Thailand.
- President Obama has not been included in the 1900 guests invited to the wedding due to the high costs of additional security that would be required on his behalf. Obama will, however, visit the UK in May to pay his respects to the newlyweds along with a royal dinner and ball.
- Prince William will not wear a ring after the marriage, but Kate will wear a gold ring passed down to William from the Queen.
- The royal couple have requested that their guests donate to a choice of 26 charities instead of bearing wedding gifts to them.
- If Prince William had wanted to marry before his 25th birthday he would have required the consent of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
- The economy is set to experience a hefty boom due to amount of consumers spending on celebration products such as: bunting, decorations, alcohol and party equipment. This is estimated to generate an extra £480million to retailers across the UK.
- The see-through Charlotte Todd dress that Kate wore in a charity fashion show at St. Andrews University back in 2002 was recently auctioned off for £78,000
Social Media Perspective: What are the people discussing?
The top discussed subjects that defined all the natter about the most talked about wedding included a bulk of conversations about Kate Middleton’s visit to the King’s Road like any normal 29-year-old. Interestingly, people also discussed about Scots Guard removed fromRoyal Wedding duty for making vile slurs against Kate Middleton. People tweeted and discussed about a gambler who stands to win £72,000 after betting that Kate Middleton will become the first ‘commoner’ to wear the Queen’s tiara.
Social media users also talked about a poll that reveals fears that Middletons might face snobbery at the Palace. A surprise to many but people also chatted about the Kate’s High Street honeymoon wardrobe, which apparently included four dresses for £225.
The Royal Wedding is set to attract the biggest audience in television history – an estimated 2.4 billion. However, the convergence of television and the internet will definitely give it a massive boost.
Facts: The Social Buzz
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