A Fairytale Marriage: Google Royal Wedding Route 3D Tour [Video]

NEW YORK | Saturday, March 12th, 2011 11:06am EDT

Google has mapped out a 3D video tour of the wedding procession across London, making for a virtual tour of April 29th, as well as a tour of central London complete with the schmaltzy “Wedding March”.

Google said yesterday it has expanded its 3D imagery in Google Earth to include the entire procession route for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London on April 29. The company says the new 3D imagery covers the procession route will allow users to get a “royals’ eye” view of the same sights that Prince William and Kate see.

“On April 29, the eyes of the world will focus on London for the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and the U.K. will deliver a royal celebration that will capture the imagination of a global audience,” writes Phil Verney, Google’s Earth & Maps Program Manager, on the company’s official blog.

“We’re doing our part too: following last week’s announcement of new aerial imagery for London, we’re expanding our 3D imagery of central London’s buildings and trees in Google Earth—including the entire royal procession route,” he added.

“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.”

“This new 3D imagery isn’t limited to the royal parade route. Thousands of buildings are available, so people from around the globe can digitally experience the beauty of London. You can view buildings such as the British Museum, a treasure trove of historical artifacts, Goodge Street tube station, where General Eisenhower commanded allied forces in WWII, and Shaftesbury Avenue, the historical theatre district of London.” [Google Blog via The Huff Post]

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