Prince William and his long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton will marry on April 29th at London’s Westminster Abbey. They also just released the official photo of the couple, taken by famed photographer Mario Testino. The photo also included the following message from the Royal Couple:
“We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives. The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us deeply. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness.” – William and Catherine.
Here are official timings for the Royal Wedding day, released by the prince’s office:
8:15 a.m. – The congregation begin arriving at the Great North Door of London’s Westminster Abbey.
9:50 a.m. – Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries, the Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished guests arrive.
10:10 a.m. – Prince William and his brother and best man Prince Harry leave their father’s residence Clarence House.
10:20 a.m. – Members of foreign royal families begin to arrive at the Abbey. Middleton’s mother Carole and brother James will leave the Goring Hotel.
10:25 a.m. – Junior members of the British royal family leave Buckingham Palace.
10:35 a.m. – William’s uncles Prince Edward and Prince Andrew and his aunt Princess Anne will leave the palace with members of their families.
10:38 a.m. – William’s father Prince Charles will leave Clarence House with his wife Camilla.
10:40 a.m. – Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip are the last royals to leave.
10:48 a.m. – The bridesmaids and page boys leave the Goring.
10:51 a.m. – Middleton and her father Michael leave the hotel.
11 a.m. – The marriage service begins.
12:15 p.m. – William and Middleton will leave the Abbey in a carriage and return to Buckingham Palace followed by other senior members of the royal family and escorts from mounted cavalry in full dress uniform.
12:30 p.m. – The newlyweds arrive at the palace.
12:40 p.m. – The other royals, both British and foreign, arrive back at the palace.
1:25 p.m. – The queen, William and Middleton and their families appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
1:30 p.m. A fly past by aircraft from the Royal Air Force and World War Two planes from the Battle of Britain Flight.