It was announced that the wedding between Prince William Windsor and Kate Middleton will be a mobile phone free zone- in fact, signal blocking technology is due to be installed at Westminster Abbey in order to prevent anybody from using their phones at all. So unless anybody has the WiFi password for the ‘Abbey, it’ll be a notification-free zone. No tweets, no Facebook updates.
The idea was suggested by members of the Royal Family themselves, and later confirmed by police and security due to be attending the event. The plan is to cut down on the number of awkward photographs, recordings and videos with guests sat on their mobile phones, not paying attention and generally looking dissident. The news also means loud ringtones won’t get in the way of the event.
Of course, the internet is currently buzzing about the upcoming matrimony, with Twitter and Facebook alive with updates about people planning to hitch to London to catch a glimpse of the happy couple. Perhaps the Scots Guard who was relieved of his duties- who we posted about earlier this week –was the catalyst for the phone ban to go ahead. The young chap referred to the bride to be as a ‘stuck up cow,’ leading to a bit of a reprimand and some coverage by mostly internet media.
Regardless of your opinion on the wedding, it’s due to go ahead on April 29th. There’s been a vast amount of coverage in the media in recent weeks- coverage only rivalled by the huge number of commemorative products flooding the market.