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Royal wedding guests ‘banned from tweeting’

Guests at tomorrow's royal wedding have been banned from using Twitter in Westminster Abbey to avoid the risk of spoiling any secrets in the lead-up to the marriage ceremony.

A police official confirmed with Yahoo! that technology will be in place at the Abbey to block mobile device signals from the early hours of Friday morning (UK time) until the ceremony has ended.

With some of the nearly 2,000 wedding guests arriving up to two hours in advance for the ceremony begins, senior members of the family suggested the move to avoid any details being spoiled in advance – and also ensure that no untimely ringtones disrupt the events.

Police and security personnel have been getting measures approved and put into place all week – a move which has been applauded by many broadcasting outlets.

This is the first royal wedding to take place in the digital age and there are a number of ways to officially follow the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from all over the world.

The Royal Channel, the British monarchy's official YouTube account, will be broadcasting a live stream of the event, while the Twitter and Facebook teams for Clarence House and the royals' other social media pages are keeping fans from all over the world up-to-date on the latest wedding news.

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