No Tweets Allowed From Westminster Abbey

The royal wedding will be a tweet-free zone on Friday morning after event organizers arranged for signal-blocking technology to be installed at Westminster Abbey.

It was feared that with 1,900 people inside the church, including royals, celebrities, and members of the general public, there would be a risk of guests using their phones to use Twitter to send information from the Abbey ahead of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials.

The move was suggested by senior members of the royal family and approved by police and security personnel over the last few days, and also met with the approval of television broadcasters keen to avoid any unfortunate sightings of guests on their phones — or even untimely ringtones disrupting the service.

A police official confirmed to Yahoo! on Wednesday that the blocking technology will be in place from early Friday morning and will remain switched on for the entirety of the ceremony.

While it is surely unthinkable that any guest at the great occasion would commit the ultimate faux pas by leaving their phone switched on, officials want to be certain that there are no embarrassing mishaps.

Some wedding guests will arrive up to two hours before the ceremony officially begins and have been discreetly advised byBuckinghamPalacethat, with no toilet facilities available for their use, they should take appropriate measures before their arrival.

Prince William himself will get to the Abbey around 40 minutes before his bride, and he will spend that time greeting visiting heads of state, receiving some final words of encouragement from the Archbishop of Canterbury, and going over his wedding vows one last time.

Kate, who will be escorted by her father Michael Middleton, received some late words of support from singer Sir Elton John, who told of his admiration for her public composure.

“Let’s face it, we know what that kind of marriage entails,” said Sir Elton, a close friend of William’s mother Princess Diana who played “Candle in the Wind” at her funeral. “I admire [Kate] for going through with it. It’s about two people falling in love and getting into a situation, for her especially, where it is going to be the most difficult life.”

Yahoo!

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