At 3.35pm BST today, their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Henry of Wales (William and Harry) will be making Royal history by having a Google+ Hangout – and you’re welcome to join them.
They are launching the search for exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth to receive an award from Her Majesty The Queen, for their achievements in transforming their own lives and the lives of others.
The Telegraph reports the Princes will be appearing live via webcam from Buckingham Palace and chatting to five young leaders in Commonwealth countries around the world.
A “state of the art social media hub” has been installed in the Palace with the help of Google and Twitter to help the Princes launch the Queen’s Young Leaders Programme. It includes a “Twitter mirror” – a two-way mirror with a tablet computer behind it – that the Princes are expected to use to take “selfie” pictures of themselves which they will publish on Twitter.
I love this idea!
The awards scheme has been set up by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and the Royal Commonwealth Society, to honour 240 people aged 18 to 29 from all 53 Commonwealth countries.
According to the British Monarchy: “The scheme aims to celebrate, reward and support young people for their achievements. It is part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme, a unique new initiative which recognises that young people have the ability to make a huge impact on their communities. It aims to create new and exciting opportunities for young people, enabling them to reach their full potential, step up as leaders and go on to improve the lives of many others in the Commonwealth.”
So there you go, fancy a royal appointment? Just tune in in approximately two hours time.
The link you will need is below and via Google+
You can find the British Monarchy on Google+.
Further reading on my blog about Google
Post author: Rachel Miller.