Royal Wedding Schedule Details
On April 29, 2011 the world will be glued to their TV screens for the Royal Wedding. Schedule details are yet to be set in stone, but if you are one of the lucky ones planning a trip to London you are likely looking for any details we can muster up.
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What we do know is this: Royal Wedding events will begin when Kate Middleton is delivered to Westminster Abbey for the ceremony. Breaking from tradition, Kate Middleton has decided to be driven to the ceremony by car instead of a horse-drawn carriage. No matter what mode of transport she chooses, the streets are sure to be packed with curious onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of bride on her wedding day.
The Royal Wedding will take place around 11 a.m. at Westminster Abbey, the official church of the royal family. The wedding is expected to last around an hour, but is only open to Royals and government officials, not friends.
Around noon, the newlywed couple will emerge from the church and begin a grand carriage procession along the Royal Wedding parade route. The route will pass through Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade and the Mall before it ends at Buckingham Palace.
From there details are sparse, but next comes the Royal Wedding reception. Held at Buckingham Palace and hosted by Prince Charles, it is rumored Sir Paul McCartney will perform for the couple.
For the new royal couple, the wedding doesn't end after the reception. The night of the Royal Wedding will be capped off with an after party for Prince William and Kate Middleton's personal friends that will include a DJ and dancing.
When should you make your own Royal Wedding schedule? Travel agents are advising anyone looking to take a trip to London for the main event should start planning immediately. This is not an event you can't wait until the last minute to book, as hotels, hostels and restaurants are sure to be booked solid.
If you're watching from home, keep in mind that London is five hours ahead of the East Coast of the United States, meaning the Royal Wedding schedule of events should be covered by the U.S. media by 5 a.m. EST or 8 a.m. PST.