Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement announced on Twitter

Nov 16, 2010 at 1:37 p.m. ET

Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement was first officially announced via Twitter. What other ways are the Royal family embracing technology? Read on to find out!

Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement announced via Twitter

Royal weddings were historically announced in decadent and lavish ceremonies. Not anymore. Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement was announced on a platform embraced by celebrities and now royalty: Twitter.

Royal tweet

The news was reportedly first delivered from the Clarence House via a 132-character tweet on the social networking site.

"The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton - www.princeofwales.gov.uk" the tweet read.

Aol news reports that the tweet even scooped the official Royal website for Prince William. Don't worry -- it was updated soon after.

Then, the official Twitter account for The British Monarchy sent their well-wishes for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

"The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are absolutely delighted at the news of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's engagement," the tweet said.

Royal wedding details

We don't know much about the upcoming royal wedding, except that it will be help sometime in late spring or early summer 2011. However, I doubt we'll miss out on any of the details -- especially with the British Monarchy's new-found love for all things Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

You what we'd love to see? Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding live-streamed online on Ustream or something similar. Of course it'll be on television, but it would only make sense since the Royal Family is now so hi-tech!

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