The marriage of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday, April 29, 2011. The Dean of Westminster will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry Prince William and Miss Middleton, and the Bishop of London will give the address. The Archbishop’s and the Dean’s roles are following precedent. The Bishop of London is a personal friend of The Prince of Wales and his family (as well as being Dean of the Chapels Royal). He has known Prince William personally for many years – he confirmed Prince William and officiated at the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Service.
3:15 — 4:45 a.m. The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.
From 4:50 a.m. Governors general and prime ministers of Commonwealth countries, the diplomatic corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.
5:10 a.m. The bridegroom and Prince Henry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:15 a.m.
5:20 a.m. Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.
5:20 a.m. Carole and James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:27 a.m.
5:25 a.m. Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:30 a.m.
5:35 a.m. The following members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:40 a.m.:
-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
5:38 a.m. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:42 a.m.
5:40 a.m. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:45 a.m.
5:48 a.m. The bridesmaids and pages leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:55 a.m.
5:51 a.m. The bride, accompanied by Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.
6 a.m. The marriage service begins.
7:15 a.m. The carriage procession of the bride and bridegroom 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.
7:30 a.m. The bride’s carriage procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.
7:40 a.m. Members of the Royal Family and foreign royal families arrive at Buckingham Palace.
From 7:40 a.m. Other guests for the reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.
8:25 a.m. The Queen and the bride and bridegroom, together with their families, appear on the balcony.
8:30 a.m. Fly-past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain memorial flight.
Catherine Middleton, accompanied by her immediate family, will spend the night before the wedding at the Goring Hotel. This was the Middleton family’s personal choice.
All arrivals at Westminster Abbey are at the Great West Door unless otherwise indicated.