Something old, something new: Technology meets tradition for the Royal Wedding

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | 11:43 AM

As you may have heard, the UK is gearing up for a very special wedding on April 29, when Prince William and Catherine Middleton will be married in Westminster Abbey in London.

Unlike many previous Royal Weddings, this event will have its own website – and we're honoured that St. James’s Palace has chosen to use Google’s computing infrastructure to power the site.

The site, which just went live at www.officialroyalwedding2011.org, is hosted on Google App Engine, which allows developers easily to build and host their web applications on Google's own computing infrastructure. It's a great way to run apps quickly, more securely, and at scale, which makes it ideal for such an important national occasion. The site will be regularly updated by St. James’s Palace in the run up to the wedding day.

This was a great team effort between Accenture, who built the site, the web design agency Reading Room who led on the design and creative work, and the App Engine team.

We hope it proves to be the perfect marriage of tradition and modernity as we approach the big day.