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Thursday
Apr282011

Royal Wedding: Schedule for Prince William, Kate Middleton's Big Day

Copyright 2010 Mario Testino(LONDON) -- The following schedule of royal wedding events is in Eastern Standard Time:

3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. -- The morning of April 29 will start with an announcement from the Queen's office stating the titles that Prince William and Kate Middleton will take.

3:15 a.m. -- General wedding guests will start showing up at Westminster Abbey. These guests will enter the church through the Great North Door.

4:50 a.m. -- VIPs, such as governors-general and prime ministers of countries under the Commonwealth of England, Diplomatic Corps and distinguished guests, arrive at Westminster Abbey. They will enter the church through the West Door.

5:10 a.m. -- Prince William and best man Prince Harry depart Clarence House.

5:15 a.m. -- Prince William and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:20 a.m. -- Members of foreign royal families, including Prince Albert of Monaco and Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain, arrive at the church.

5:20 a.m. -- Kate's mother, Carole Middleton, and brother, James Middleton, depart the Goring Hotel.

5:27 a.m. -- Carole and James Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:30 a.m. -- Members of the royal family begin arriving at the Abbey.

5:38 a.m. -- Father of the groom, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, depart Clarence House.

5:40 a.m. -- Prince Andrew (uncle of the groom) and his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie; Princess Anne (aunt of the groom), and her husband; and Prince Edward (uncle of the groom) and his wife arrive at Westminster Abbey and enter church through the West Door.

5:40 a.m. -- Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip depart Buckingham Palace.

5:40 a.m. -- Prince William and Prince Harry will move into St. Edmunds Chapel until moments before the royal wedding begins.

5:42 a.m. -- Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at the Abbey.

5:45 a.m. -- Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are the last guests to arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:48 a.m. -- Kate's bridesmaids and William's pageboys depart the Goring Hotel.

5:51 a.m. -- Kate Middleton, accompanied by her father, will depart the Goring Hotel in a 1978 Rolls-Royce from the royal state car collection and make her way to Westminster Abbey.

5:55 a.m. -- Bridesmaids and pages arrive at the church.

5:58 a.m. -- The bride, Kate Middleton, who will be officially be known as Catherine, and her father Michael arrive at Westminster Abbey.

6 a.m. -- The ceremony begins. The service is set to last just over an hour and will include vows and a sermon delivered by the Bishop of London, private clergyman to the queen.

7:15 a.m. -- Prince William and the new Princess Catherine will depart Westminster Abbey, by carriage, and process to Buckingham Palace. The carriage carrying the bride and groom will be followed by 4 other carriages carrying their bridal party, parents and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

7:30 a.m. -- The bride and groom arrive at the Grand Entrance of Buckingham Palace.

7:40 a.m. -- Members of the royal family, foreign royal families, and other reception guests begin arriving at Buckingham Palace.

8:25 a.m. -- The married couple reappear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and their families for 10 minutes.

8:30 a.m. -- The Royal Air Force, where Prince William serves as a search-and-rescue pilot, will perform a flyover.

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Saturday
Apr162011

Palace Announces Royal Wedding Schedule

Niall Carson - WPA Pool / Getty Images(LONDON) -- As the royal wedding day creeps closer, more details on how the events of the day will take place are coming into focus. The following wedding day timings were confirmed by the Palace on Friday.

Beginning at 8:15 a.m., London time (3:15 a.m. in the Eastern United States), general guests will start showing up at Westminster Abbey.

Guaranteed to make it to the church on time, Groom Prince William and his Best Man, Prince Harry, will depart Clarence House at 10:10 a.m. Their drive to the Abbey will only take five minutes. Members of foreign royal families will arrive at the church at 10:20 a.m.

Also at 10:20 a.m., Mother of the Bride, Carole Middleton, and James Middleton, brother of the bride, will depart the Goring Hotel, where Catherine Middleton will also be staying.

At 10:40 a.m., the members of the royal family will begin to pour in.

Prince Charles and William's stepmother, Camilla, arrive at 10:42 a.m. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are the last guests to arrive at Westminster Abbey, at 10:45 a.m.

All of Kate's bridesmaids and William's pageboys will gather at the Goring Hotel to depart at 10:48 a.m. The wedding party will arrive at the church five minutes before the ceremony is to begin.

At 10:51 a.m., Catherine Middleton, accompanied by her father, will depart the Goring Hotel in a Rolls Royce and make her way to Westminster Abbey.

The ceremony, which will start at 11 a.m., is to last just over an hour and will include vows and a sermon delivered by the Bishop of London, private clergyman to the queen. The bells of Westminster Abbey will ring as Prince William and his new wife depart the church.

At 12:15 p.m., the Prince and the new Princess Catherine will go from the church to Buckingham Palace. The carriage carrying the bride and groom will be followed by the Queen's carriage and members of the Household Cavalry. Once the royal couple arrives at Buckingham Palace at 12:30 p.m., they will pose for their official wedding photos.

At 1:25 p.m., the married couple will reappear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and their families for 10 minutes. The Royal Air Force, where Prince William serves as a search-and-rescue pilot, will perform a flyover at 1:30 p.m.

Next, Prince William and Kate will head inside Buckingham Palace to the afternoon reception hosted by the Queen. After that, husband and wife will drive to St. James Palace for some down time.

The 7 p.m. party should be private. No pictures from the event are expected to be released. Speeches, including the one given by the Best Man, Prince Harry, will be delivered at this reception. This is the one moment of Prince William and Kate's day that is not planned to the second. The palace says the party will "finish when it finishes."

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