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royal wedding at Westiminster Abbey

THE WEDDING OF

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES, K.G.

WITH

MISS CATHERINE MIDDLETON

29th APRIL 2011

 


The Service

The marriage of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April 2011. The Dean of Westminster will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry Prince William and Miss Middleton, and the Bishop of London will give the address. The Archbishop’s and the Dean’s roles are following precedent. The Bishop of London is a personal friend of The Prince of Wales and his family (as well as being Dean of the Chapels Royal). He has known Prince William personally for many years - he confirmed Prince William and officiated at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Service.

Royal Wedding Timing

The following timings have been confirmed for the Wedding Day. 

8.15 -9.45am  The general congregation will arrive at the Great
North Door of Westminster Abbey.

From 9.50am  Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries,
the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at     the Abbey.

10.10am          The Bridegroom and Prince Henry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey.  They arrive at the Abbey at 10.15am.

10.20am          Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.

10.20am          Mrs. Michael (Carole) Middleton and Mr. James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.  They arrive at the Abbey at 10.27am.

10.25am          Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey.  They arrive at the Abbey at 10.30am.

10.35am          The following Members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey.  They arrive at the Abbey at 10.40am:

The Duke of York
Princess Beatrice of York
Princess Eugenie or York
The Earl and Countess of Wessex
The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence

10.38am          The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey.  They arrive at the Abbey at 10.42am.

10.40am          The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey.  They arrive at the Abbey at 10.45am.

10.48am          The Bridesmaids and Pages leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.  They arrive at the Abbey at 10.55am.

10.51am          The Bride, accompanied by Mr. Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.

11.00am          The Marriage Service begins.  The Marriage Service will be relayed by audio speakers along the Route.

12.15pm          The Carriage Procession of the Bride and Bridegroom with a Captain’s Escort of the Household Cavalry, followed by The Queen’s Procession with a Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry, leaves Westminster Abbey for Buckingham Palace.

12.30pm          The Bride’s Carriage Procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.

12.40pm          Members of the Royal Family and Members of Foreign Royal     Families arrive at Buckingham Palace.

From 12.40pm Other guests for the Reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.

1.25pm            The Queen and the Bride and Bridegroom, together with their   Families, appear on the Balcony.

1.30pm             Fly Past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. 

Miss Catherine Middleton, accompanied by her immediate family, will spend the night before the wedding at the Goring Hotel.  This was the Middleton family’s personal choice.

All arrivals at Westminster Abbey are at the Great West Door unless otherwise indicated. 

Members of the Royal Wedding Party

Miss Philippa Middleton, Miss Catherine Middleton’s sister, will be her Maid of Honour.

Prince Harry will be Prince William’s Best Man.

The Bridesmaids and Page Boys will be:

The Lady Louise Windsor
Aged 7 – daughter of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; first cousin of Prince William.

The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones
Aged 8 – daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley (née The Hon. Serena Stanhope); second cousin of Prince William.

Miss Grace van Cutsem
Aged 3 – daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh van Cutsem (née Rose Astor); goddaughter of Prince William.

Miss Eliza Lopes
Aged 3 – daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lopes (née Laura Parker Bowles); granddaughter of The Duchess of Cornwall.

Master William (Billy) Lowther-Pinkerton
Aged 10 – son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (née Susannah Richards); no relation; son of Prince William and Prince Harry’s Private Secretary.

Master Tom Pettifer
Aged 8 – son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pettifer (née Alexandra [Tiggy] Legge-Bourke); godson of Prince William.

The ages above are the Bridesmaids’ and Page Boys’ ages on the day of the wedding.

The Bridesmaids and Pages will perform the traditional role of Bridesmaids and Pages on the day.  They will be with the Bride on the morning of the wedding, accompany her down the aisle and return with the newly married couple up the aisle.  The Bridesmaids and Pages will also have places in the Carriage Procession from the Abbey to Buckingham Palace. 

All the Bridesmaids and Pages were chosen jointly by the couple.

also see -> Royal Wedding Guest List | Royal Wedding Seating Plan

 

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