Aussies gearing up for Royal wedding
The British royal family have confirmed that Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton will take place from 11am UK time on April 29, which means it will screen live in Australia during prime time – good news for Aussie TV executives.
Middleton will travel to Westminster Abbey by car through some of London’s most historic sites including The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square, before the start of the service.
After tying the knot, the couple will make a procession by horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace where the Queen will host a private reception for them.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to line the streets for the day, which British Prime Minister David Cameron has declared as a public holiday.
Security is expected to be ramped up for the wedding day, particularly after Prince Charles’ car was attacked in central London during last month’s violent student protests.
Clarence House said Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will marry the royal couple and the Bishop of London will give the address, while the Dean of Westminster will conduct the service.
Prince Charles will host a private dinner in the evening "followed by dancing", the statement added.
William and Kate, both 28, announced their engagement in November following almost a decade-long courtship that started at university in Scotland.
The prince, the second-in-line to the throne, gave his wife-to-be the engagement ring belonging to his late mother Diana.
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