Royal Wedding Parade Route

With the Royal Wedding happening few hours from now, people start lining up the parade route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace in London. As announced, the Royal Wedding schedule will start at 3:00 am with an announcement from the Queen’s office stating the titles that Prince William and Kate Middleton will take.

For those who will be following the royal wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William, whether live on television or by live stream video by internet on the day of the Royal Wedding event, you can track their route through the Royal Wedding parade route below:

The procession will begin from the Buckingham Palace to the Westminster Abbey where the wedding would took place then back to the Buckingham Palace for the reception to be hosted by Her Majesty, the Queen. We’ve marked locations of interest on the map, including all the important royal landmarks along the route and below are some of them:

  1. The Buckingham Palace – located on St. Jame’s Park, this palace is the residence of the British Monarchy
  2. Clarence House – this place is where the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry resides.
  3. The Mall – this road is the main road for the royal wedding ceremony, this is also known to be the centre of celebration wherein it can house up to a million people.
  4. House Guards Parade – is the parade  ground backing onto St. James Park
  5. Woman of World War 2 Monument – this was the monument dedicated by the Queen to woman’s dedication and help during the World War 2
  6. Downing Street – official residence of most Senior British Cabinet members
  7. Foreign and Commonwealth Office – the office responsible for overseas connection of United Kingdom
  8. Cenotaph –  designed in remembrance of the Victim of World War 1
  9. HM Treasury – serves as a vault of the royal riches but later changed into the holding pin of British economy
  10. House of the Parliaments and Big Ben – also known as the Palace of Westminster, known for housing royal ceremonies
  11. Westminster Abbey – the second largest Catholic church, also houses royal traditional ceremonies as well as royal coronations etc.

 

Royal Wedding Schedule of Prince William and Kate Middleton

The much awaited Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is about to happen few hours from now. The British Palace released the schedule for all those who want to witness the exchange of vows of Prince William and Kate Middleton as confirmed by ABC News.

Below is the Royal Wedding schedule of events. All times indicated are 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; 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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Palace Sets Royal Wedding Date

Mark your calendars and save the date April 29, 2011 as Britain will celebrate a very special day. The royal family has announced Tuesday that the Royal wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales to lady Catherine Elizabeth “kate” Middleton will happen on a Friday next year at Westminster Abbey in London.

After 8 long years of courtship, Britain’s Prince William has finally ask the hand of his lady Kate last week in Kenya. News of the royal engagement spread like wild fire. Soon people were eager to find out details about the wedding. Tuesdays announcement ends a week of speculation about the date and venue.

A spokeswoman for Prince Charles issued an official statement “The royal family will pay for the wedding, following the precedence set by the marriages of the prince and princess of Wales in 1981 and Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1947”.

Prime Minister David Cameron was delighted to know and said the government will shoulder any wider transportation or security-related costs.

The thousand-year-old Westminster Abbey saw a sudden spike of visitors with royal fans, the media, and bookies swarming the place after the couple announced their engagement a week ago.

Westminster Abbey, formally know as Collegiate Church of St. Peter at Westminster, is founded in 960, with the present Gothic church dating to 1245. Located just west of the Palace of Westminster, the place has been a “coronation church” since 1066— the place where kings and queens are crowned when they ascend to the throne– and burial site for English and British monarchs of the Commonwealth Realms.

Westminster Abbey staged several important events in Prince Williams life. The funeral service for his dear mother Princess Diana of was held there in 1997. His grandmother Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip there in 1947, when she was still a princess; her father, King George VI, got married there in 1923.

Days after the announcement, Middleton was seen leaving the Abbey with her parents. According to British newspapers, Middleton and her parents had a private after-hours tour.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Cameron welcomed the announcement and has made the wedding day a national holiday. “The wedding of Kate and William will be a happy and momentous occasion. We want to mark the day as one of national celebration. A public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day.” Cameron said in a statement.

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, second in the line of succession to the thrones of 16 independent states, met Catherine Elizabeth Middleton at St. Andrews University. The two grew closer when they became flatmates. The young lovebirds began dating officially in 2003. After four years of being each other’s sweetheart, news broke out the the couple has called it quits on2007 but after a few months the couple was seen together again. On 16 November 2010, Clarence House announced that Prince William and Catherine Middleton are to marry on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London.

Royal Wedding: Prince William and Kate Middleton Engagement

Royal Wedding: Prince William and Kate Middleton Engagement – Prince William and her girl friend Kate Middleton are officially engaged and the two are planning for their royal wedding on 2011. Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement happened in October when the two were in vacation in Kenya.

The official date of the Royal Wedding in 2011 is still being discussed but according to reports, this might happen during Spring of 2011. That would be summer time in London. To prove the love of Prince William, Princess Diana gave Kate a precious gift. The gift is Princess Diana‘s blue sapphire and diamond. It is their official engagement ring.

The couple met way back in 2001 when they were students of art history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. They were both 28 years of age as of now.

Kate Middleton was from a middle-class family and her father was a former pilot while her mother was a flight attendant. Today, her parents are self-made millionaires with their children’s party business, where Kate now works. But before that, Kate worked as a buyer for the fashion chain Jigsaw.

We’re massively excited,” William said in the televised interview that marked the first time they have spoken publicly about the trials and tribulations of their love affair, which dates back to their days as university freshmen. “We’re hugely excited. We’re looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together.”

Here is the official Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton interview on The Showbiz 411.

Kate Middleton Must Prepare Herself Of The Royal Duties And Responsibilities

Kate Middleton’s life will never be the same again after her exchange of royal marital vows with Prince William

As the day is slowly inching to the day where she will be called a Princess, she will become the envy of all princess-hopefuls around the world. She will become the face whom media will watch every move she makes.

Possibly soon become Queen one day, Middleton has to prepare herself for the responsibilities a royalty is expected of.

From one former palace aide comes a warning, Kate Middleton must find out quickly what her royal role should be to preclude the same problems faced by the late Princess Diana of Wales.

Patrick Jephson, who served as the Princess’s private secretary, urged the new future Queen to turn her attention to the practical side of life within the Windsors.

“If they want her to be a wife, a pretty face, to keep quiet and stay in the background – get that straight now, not in the future,” Mr Jephson said.

“If they want here to be more active and carry on the role Diana-style – let’s get that straight too.”

“If you speak to people who were around when Diana arrived, nobody had a serious talk to her about what she was going to do.” Jephson continued.

“She made it up. She developed her own style and role and in the end it got out of synchronisation with the rest of the household.”

He added: “Kate’s not just going into a marriage, she’s going into a business.”

Prince William And Kate Middleton Are Engaged!

Britain’s Prince William, second in line of succession to the throne, and socialite Kate Middleton officially announced their royal engagement.

Wedding ceremony will be by next spring or summer next year.

A spokesman for Prince Charles said Prince William gave Kate Middleton the engagement ring that belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana.

The ring is an oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds.

The engagement announcement has ended years of countless rumors about their splits, reconciliations and speculations. It will be the most anticipated and the biggest royal wedding since Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer almost 30 years ago.

Prince Charles’ Clarence House office said the heir to the British throne was “delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton.” It said the couple got engaged last month during a vacation in Kenya.

The statement also said that William had informed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and also sought the permission of Middleton’s father.