Royal Wedding fever hits the iPhone App Store

Apr 18, 2011
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Westminster Abbey is booked for April 29, when his Royal Highness Prince William of Wales will marry Miss Catherine Middleton. Although his departed mother, Princess Diana, will not be there, she will be in spirit. The prince befitted his bride-to-be with his mother’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring. So either you already knew this, having […]

Westminster Abbey is booked for April 29, when his Royal Highness Prince William of Wales will marry Miss Catherine Middleton. Although his departed mother, Princess Diana, will not be there, she will be in spirit. The prince befitted his bride-to-be with his mother’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring. So either you already knew this, having been bitten with Royal Wedding fever, or you are completely in the dark and need to get up to speed fast on the impending nuptials.

Whether you’re already a royal enthusiast or just a little royal-curious, check out these apps to prepare for the wedding the world is waiting for.

Royal Wedding Essential Guide

Did you know Will and Kate are turning rooms at Buckingham Palace into their own personal nightclub for their wedding night celebration? That’s just one of the fun royal wedding tidbits you’ll find in this comprehensive app. The Royal Wedding Essential Guide app ($0.99) includes a detailed map of locations throughout London that took part in the happy couple’s lives, as well as a 3D video tour of the wedding procession through London.

The Royal Wedding by NBC News

Why not organize a tea party befitting of royalty, and throw a Kate and Will’s wedding watch party? This free app, The Royal Wedding by NBC News, will help you do just that, as well as keep you up-to-date with the latest news on the nuptials. Browse through the royal family tree, shop for souvenirs as well as view a section dedicated to speculation on the wedding dress.

The Royal Wedding by Hello!

The Royal Wedding by Hello! app is free, and includes tons of great photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s courtship and lives before they met. From Britain’s favorite gossip magazine, this app is perfect for those who don’t care to read about the pair, but want a visual storybook of Will’s royal life and Kate’s “commoner” upbringing. The app also includes photos from royal weddings past, as well as of the extravagant wedding gifts.

Royal Wedding Insider

The free Royal Wedding Insider app from BBC America not only keeps you up-to-date with the latest news on the ceremony, it also lets you create your own virtual royal wedding to share with friends. Think you can plan a better event than the Middleton family? Try your hand at it with this app. Did you score an invite? Check out the section on royal wedding etiquette tips from BRIDES magazine.

Weakest Link: Royal Wedding Edition

After you peruse all the apps above, you should test your new knowledge of the royal pair with the Weakest Link: Royal Wedding Edition app ($0.99). Play one of Britain’s favorite quiz shows against several players, with 10,000 regular questions and 1,000 questions dedicated to the Royal Wedding of 2011. Either you will be crowned the winner like potential queen Kate Middleton, or you’ll face the walk of shame as the weakest link.

Royal Fever Trivia

This free game app, Royal Fever Trivia, offers a 10-question royalty quiz to test your knowledge of kings, queens and royal entourages past. There’s also a 60-second wedding dash to answer as many questions right as you can about the upcoming wedding. Log in and create a royal avatar to compete against others for high scores on the trivia game’s leaderboard.

Royal Wedding Pairs

Test your memory with a free game of Royal Wedding Pairs. Flip the cards to reveal royal couples present and past, and make a royal match to win. The game is timed, so work fast to earn more points. It’s a fun way to tour the history of royal couples.

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