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Full Minute By Minute Royal Wedding Schedule





The Daily Mail

Clarence House released an official schedule for the wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton.

Royal Wedding aficionados will already have planned to be lining the streets between Buckingham Palace and Westminster in time for the service’s 11am start in two weeks.

But the fun actually kicks off almost three hours earlier, when guests will start trickling into the Abbey.

The official Royal Wedding schedule, released today outlines the minute-by-minute journeys of the bride (who will apparently leave her hotel at precisely 10.51am), groom and all of their guests to the church.

But it has already raised speculation that Kate Middleton will choose to be a few minutes late to keep the Prince on his toes – as is tradition.

The whole service will be broadcast to the crowds of fans lining the official route of the cars and carriages.

And while all the guests will be ferried to the Abbey in cars, following their nuptials, Kate and William will travel in a grand procession of horse-drawn coaches, marching soldiers, military bands and mounted regiments back to Buckingham Palace.

Almost 1,900 guests have been invited to the service and it will take hours for them to all find their allocated seats. So the1,000 or so friends of William and Kate who need to arrive first will have to set their alarm clocks to ensure they get to the church on time.

The general congregation has been asked to arrive at Westminster Abbey as early as 8.15am – and by 9.45am at the very latest.

‘Governors-general and prime ministers of realm countries, the diplomatic corps and other distinguished guests’ – we’re guessing this includes the Beckhams – have been invited to arrive at the Abbey from 9.50am.

The 40 foreign crowned heads who have been invited get a bit more of a lie-in. They will arrive at about the same time as the groom.

Prince William and his best man, Prince Harry, will make their five minute journey from Clarence House 45 minutes before the service is set to start –  closely followed by their relatives from the Royal Family.

Some of the closest in line to the throne: The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence will all travel together from Buckingham Palace, arriving two minutes before Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at 10.40am – give or take.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will arrive three minutes after the next in line to the throne.

The Middleton family and the bridesmaids will all be travelling from the Goring Hotel, just around the corner from Buckingham Palace, where Kate will spend her last night as a single woman.

Kate Middleton and her father’s journey to the Abbey is scheduled to take two minutes longer than that of her mother and brother, so that those lining the streets will get a good look at the bride-to-be.

The ceremony will be relayed to those lining the route of the procession through loud speakers.

Those who also want a good look at Kate’s wedding dress can watch the proceedings on giant screens in Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square.

The screens will also show the grand procession as it makes it way to Buckingham Palace from 12.15pm to 12.30pm.

Just over an hour later, the Royal Family and the Middletons will appear on the balcony of the Palace in front of thousands of well-wishers.

There, Kate and William will watch a fly past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain memorial flight – and, it is thought, exchange their first public kiss as man and wife.

The following timings have been confirmed for the wedding day: (Al times are local British Summer time which is +5 ET, + 8PT)

Between 8.15am and 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 best man Prince Harry leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.15am – three quarters of an hour before the bride.

10.20am: Members of foreign royal families arrive at the Abbey from Buckingham Palace.

10.20am: Carole Middleton and son James 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 of York
  • The Earl and Countess of Wessex
  • The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence

10.38am: The Prince of Wales and 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: Kate Middleton, accompanied by her father, Michael, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.

11.00am: The marriage service begins. It will be relayed by loudspeakers along the route.

12.15pm: The carriage procession of the bride and groom 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 groom, together with their families, appear on the balcony.

1.30pm: Fly past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain memorial flight.

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