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The Royal Wedding

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From the opening fanfare to the final photographed kiss, The Lede tracked Friday’s royal wedding in London between Prince William, the son of the heir to the British throne, and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton.

The wedding went off without much of a hitch — save for a fleeting, the-royals-are-just-like-us moment of ring fumbling— and the parties are just getting started across London, but The Lede is signing off from live blogging.

However, coverage and commentary continue at global.nytimes.com and at nytimes.com, where every aspect of the nuptials will get their due, from the economic context of the celebration to the fashion sense of the guests to the influence of social media on the wedding.

Indeed, Twitter users seemed to show their royalist stripes, posting messages about the wedding in numbers that appeared to dwarf those during previous short events of its kind.

Shane Richmond, the London Telegraph’s Head of Technology, said in a blog post that the royal wedding was being mentioned around 67 times per second on Twitter during the height of the pomp and circumstance. On Facebook, he wrote, the newlyweds were the subject of 74 postings every second.

Source: The Lede Blog

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