Royal Wedding April 29th: Close Up With Google Earth 3D

On Friday 29th April 2011, the biggest event will brace our calendar, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The wedding which will take place at famous London landmark Westminster Abbey ends what many have expected from Will and Kate’s long term relationship.

Many of you will be braving public transport to get to London to watch the event as it unfolds, but for a huge number of you this will not be possible but fear not, a new service from Google will make the day just as special. News from The Press Association has stated that you too can see the couple’s route to the Abbey through a virtual 3D service via Google Earth, with the benefit of “flying” above it all.

The route will take you past some of the city’s iconic landmarks including the London Eye and Trafalgar Square. As Mashable reported a video tour of the actual route can be seen below with the wedding theme music we all know “Here Comes the Bride.”

As Pocketlint stated, Program Manager for Google Earth and Maps “Phil Verney” commented on the new idea by saying, “With this new 3D data covering the royal procession route, you can indulge yourself in a “royals eye” view to see the same sights that William and Katherine will see.

Upon departing Westminster Abbey, you’ll pass the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the famous ministries on Whitehall and the Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street. Traverse Horse Guards Parade, and from there, you can travel down The Mall – with 3D trees lining the route – and see Buckingham Palace standing proudly at the finish.”

Will you be in London on 29th April? What are your thoughts on the new Google Earth idea?

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