Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William Engagement to Kate Middleton

For more than a year now, royal watchers have been breathlessly awaiting news from Buckingham Palace announcing the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The pomp, the formality, the promise of insanely formal, jewel-encrusted doings reserved for the royal family but available for oohing and aahing over by we mere mortals.

As it turns out, Buckingham Palace chose the same medium Courtney Love and Lindsay Lohan use to quickly clue in the world when they had major news: Twitter.

Although Prince Charles's office did issue a formal statement announcing the happy news, it was somewhat scooped by the accompanying tweet that distilled the official confirmation of the first major royal wedding of the new millennium into a 148-character (yes, a tad long) social media post:

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