Royal Wedding: What Happens When
Get those hats ready!
In addition to the palace's minute-by-minute schedule for Friday's royal wedding, Prince William and Kate Middleton have released their own personal message of thanks.
It reads: "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 both deeply. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness."
8:15 - 9:45 a.m. - Guests arrive at Westminister Abbey
9:50 a.m. - Governors, General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries, the Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey
10:10 a.m. - Prince William, 28, and his Man of Honor Prince Harry, 26, leave Clarence House; they arrive at the Abbey at 10:15 a.m.
10:20 a.m. - Members of foreign royal families arrive at Westminister Abbey
10:20 a.m. - Middleton's mother, Carole, and brother, James, leave the Goring hotel; they arrive at the Abbey at 10:27 a.m. (As first reported by Us Weekly last fall, Middleton, 29, will spend the night before her wedding with her family at the Goring Hotel.)
10:25 a.m. - Members of the royal family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminister Abbey
10:35 a.m. - The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, The Duke of York, Princess Eugenie of York, Princess Beatrice of York, and The Earl and Countess of Wessex leave Buckingham Palace for the Abbey
10:38 a.m. - Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for the Abbey
10:40 a.m. - Queen Elizabeth and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for the Abbey
10:48 a.m - The Bridesmaids and Pages leave the Goring Hotel for Westminister Abbey
10:51 a.m. - Future Princess Kate Middleton and father Michael leave the Goring hotel for the Abbey
11:00 a.m. - The Marriage Service begins!
12:15 p.m. - The Carriage Procession of Prince William and Middleton, followed by The Queen's Procession, leaves the Abbey and heads to Buckingham Palace
12:30 p.m. - The Bride's Carriage Procession arrives at Buckingham Palace
12:40 p.m - Members of the Royal Family and Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Buckingham Palace
12:40 p.m. onward - Other guests arrive for the reception at Buckingham Palace
1:25 p.m. - Queen Elizabeth, Middleton and Prince William--along with their families--appear on the balcony
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