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THE WEDDING OF

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

PRINCE WILLIAM OF WALES, K.G.
WITH
MISS CATHERINE MIDDLETON
29th APRIL 2011

A SUMMARY OF INFORMATION

AS OF 28th APRIL 2011

Contents as of 28/04/11 Page


  • The Service 3

  • Costs 3

  • Timings 4

  • Members of the Wedding Party 6

  • Invitations 7

  • Selected Guest List for the Wedding Service at Westminster Abbey 8

  • Westminster Abbey Seating Plan 16

  • The Route 19

  • Cars and Carriages 19

  • Music for the Wedding Service 22

  • Wedding Musicians 24

  • Floral Displays 26
  • Wedding Ring 28


  • Receptions 29

  • Wedding Cake 30

  • Official Photographer 31

  • Westminster Abbey 32

  • Ceremonial Bodies 39

  • Official Souvenir Wedding Programme 41

  • New Coat of Arms for Miss Catherine Middleton and her Family 43

  • Instrument of Consent 45

  • Gifts 46

  • Wedding Website 54

  • The Royal Wedding Online – On the day 55

  • Visitors to London 57

  • Ministry of Defence Royal Wedding Commentary 58

  • The Royal Wedding Policing Operation 88

  • Media logistics 91

  • Biographies

    • Prince William 92

    • Catherine Middleton 95

    • The Prince of Wales 96

    • The Duchess of Cornwall 99

    • Prince Harry 100

    • Clergy 102
    • Organist and Master of the Choristers, Westminster Abbey 105


  • The British Monarchy 106

    • The Queen 106

    • The Prince of Wales 107

    • The Royal Family 108


The Service
The marriage of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton will take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April 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.

Costs
The Royal Family, with a private contribution from the Middleton Family, will pay for all those aspects of the day that constitute the wedding (e.g. the Abbey service, flowers, dresses, carriage procession, reception and dinner). The Government and other bodies will pay for costs that are consequential to the wedding.

Timings
The following timings have been confirmed for the Wedding Day.
8.15 -9.45am The general congregation will arrive at the Great

North Door of Westminster Abbey.


From 9.50am Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries,

the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.

10.10am The Bridegroom and Prince Henry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.15am.

10.20am Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.
10.20am Mrs. Michael (Carole) Middleton and Mr. James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.27am.
10.25am Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.30am.
10.35am The following Members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.40am:
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.
10.38am The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.42am.
10.40am The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.45am.
10.48am The Bridesmaids and Page Boys leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.55am.
10.51am The Bride, accompanied by Mr. Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.
11.00am The Marriage Service begins. The Marriage Service will be relayed by audio speakers along the route.
12.15pm 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.

12.30pm The Bride’s Carriage Procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.

12.40pm Members of the Royal Family and Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Buckingham Palace.
From 12.40pm Other guests for the Reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.
1.25pm The Queen and the Bride and Bridegroom, together with their families, appear on the Balcony.
1.30pm Fly Past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Miss 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.

Members of the Wedding Party
Miss Philippa Middleton, Miss Catherine Middleton’s sister, will be her Maid of Honour.
Prince Harry will be Prince William’s Best Man.
The Bridesmaids and Page Boys will be:
The Lady Louise Windsor

Aged 7 – daughter of The Earl and Countess of Wessex; first cousin of Prince William.


The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones

Aged 8 – daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linley (née The Hon. Serena Stanhope); second cousin of Prince William.


Miss Grace van Cutsem

Aged 3 – daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh van Cutsem (née Rose Astor); goddaughter of Prince William.

Miss Eliza Lopes

Aged 3 – daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lopes (née Laura Parker Bowles); granddaughter of The Duchess of Cornwall.

Master William (Billy) Lowther-Pinkerton

Aged 10 – son of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton (née Susannah Richards); no relation; son of Prince William and Prince Harry’s Private Secretary.

Master Tom Pettifer

Aged 8 – son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pettifer (née Alexandra [Tiggy] Legge-Bourke); godson of Prince William.


The ages above are the Bridesmaids’ and Page Boys’ ages on the day of the wedding.
The Bridesmaids and Page Boys will perform the traditional role of Bridesmaids and Page Boys on the day. They will be with the Bride on the morning of the wedding, accompany her down the aisle and return with the newly married couple up the aisle. The Bridesmaids and Page Boys will also have places in the Carriage Procession from the Abbey to Buckingham Palace.
All the Bridesmaids and Page Boys were chosen jointly by the couple.
Invitations
Invitations to the wedding of Prince William and Miss Middleton have been issued in the name of Her Majesty The Queen.
The following groups of people have been invited to the wedding:


  • Members of The Royal Family and their friends

  • Members of the Middleton family and their friends

  • Friends of Prince William and Miss Middleton

  • Members of Foreign Royal Families

  • Representatives from the Defence Services

  • Representatives from Prince William’s patronages

  • Representatives from the Church and other faiths

  • Members of the Government, Parliament and Devolved Administrations

  • Members of the Diplomatic Corps

  • Governors-General and Prime Ministers from the Realms

  • Members of the Royal Household

Around 1,900 people have been invited to the service at Westminster Abbey.


Around 650 people have been invited to the lunchtime reception at Buckingham Palace given by The Queen.

Around 300 people have been invited to the dinner at Buckingham Palace given by The Prince of Wales.

The invitations were posted in February. The EIIR on the invitation is die-stamped in gold and then burnished. The text on the invitation is also die-stamped. The edges of the invitation are bevelled then gilded. The invitations were printed by Barnard and Westwood.
Decisions on invitations were made by the couple jointly. They worked with Members of their own Household, and The Queen’s and The Prince of Wales’s Households to draw up the final list.
A rough breakdown of numbers of guests is as follows (this includes spouses):


  • Over 50 Members of The Royal Family

  • The vast majority of guests are drawn from Prince William and Miss Middleton’s Family and Friends – over 1,000

  • Over 40 Members of Foreign Royal Families

  • 30 Members of the Defence Services

  • Approximately 80 guests drawn from Prince William’s charities, including some individuals who are not in senior positions, who the Prince has known for some time

  • Over 200 Members of Government, Parliament and Diplomatic Corps

  • 60 Governors-General and Realm Prime Ministers



Selected Guest List for the Wedding Service at Westminster Abbey
The following are all confirmed attendees at the Royal Wedding as of 23rd April 2011
Members of the British Royal Family

The Queen

The Duke of Edinburgh

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Henry of Wales

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

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips

Miss Zara Phillips and Mr. Mike Tindall

Viscount Linley and Viscountess Linley

And The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones

The Lady Sarah Chatto and Mr. Daniel Chatto

And Master Samuel Chatto

And Master Arthur Chatto

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

The Earl and Countess of Ulster

The Lady Davina and Mr. Gary Lewis

Lady Rose and Mr. George Gilman

The Duke and Duchess of Kent

Earl and Countess of St. Andrews

Lord Downpatrick

The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor

The Lady Amelia Windsor

The Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor

The Lady Helen Taylor and Mr. Timothy Taylor

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

The Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

The Lady Gabriella Windsor

Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy

Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvy

Miss Marina Ogilvy

The Lady Saltoun

Members of Foreign Royal Families
The Prince and Princess of the Asturias

The Crown Prince of Bahrain

Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium

The Sultan of Brunei and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha

King Simeon II and Queen Margarita of the Bulgarian

The Queen of Denmark

King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes

Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Prince Constantine of Greece

Sheikh Ahmad Hmoud Al-Sabah of Kuwait

Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso and Princess Mabereng Seeiso of Lesotho

The Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

The Crown Prince and Princess of The Netherlands

The King and Queen of Norway

Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said of Oman

H.E Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar and H.E. Sheikh Jassim Bin Abdulaziz Bin Jassim Al Thani

King Michael I of Romania and Crown Princess Margarita

Prince Mohamed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia and Princess Fadwa bint Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulrahman

The Queen of Spain

The King of Swaziland

The Crown Princess of Sweden and The Duke of Västergötland

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand

The King of Tonga

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia

The Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia


Dignitaries

The Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda

The Governor-General of Australia and His Excellency Mr. Michael Bryce

The Governor-General of The Bahamas and Lady Foulkes

The Governor-General of Barbados

The Governor-General of Belize and Lady Young

The Governor-General of Canada and Mrs. David Johnston

The Governor-General of Jamaica

The Governor-General of New Zealand and Lady Satyanand

The Governor-General of Papua New Guinea and Mrs Michael Ogio

The Governor-General of the Solomon Islands and Lady Kabui

The Governor-General of St Christopher and Nevis

The Governor-General of St Lucia

The Governor-General of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Lady Ballantyne

The Prime Minister of Australia and Mr. Tim Mathieson

The Prime Minister of The Bahamas and Ms Delores Miller

The Prime Minister of Barbados

The Prime Minister of New Zealand and Mrs. John Key

The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea and Lady Somare

The Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Mrs. Rosalia Nestor King

The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines and Mrs. Ralph Gonsalves
The Premier of Bermuda and Mr. Germain Nkeuleu

The Premier of The British Virgin Islands and Mrs. Ralph O’Neal

The Premier of the Cayman Islands and Mrs. Kerry Bush

The Hon. Sharon and Mr. Rodney Halford (Falkland Islands)

The Chief Minister of Gibraltar and Mrs. Peter Caruana

The Chief Minister of Montserrat and the Reverend Doctor Joan Delsol Meade

The Hon. John and Mrs. Vilma Cranfield (St. Helena)
Members of Government, Parliament and Devolved Administrations

The Prime Minister and Mrs. David Cameron

The Deputy Prime Minister and Ms. Miriam Gonzalez Duantez

First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Mrs. William Hague

The Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Hon. Mrs. Osborne

The Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor and Mrs. Kenneth Clarke

The Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equalities, and Mr. Philip May

The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport and Mrs. Jeremy Hunt

The Rt. Hon Ed Miliband, MP and Ms. Justine Thornton

The Speaker of the House of Commons and Mrs. John Bercow

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales and the Lady Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament and Mrs. Alex Fergusson

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Mrs. William Hay

The Lord Speaker and Mr. Martin Hayman

First Minister of Wales and Mrs. Carwyn Jones

First Minister of Northern Ireland and Mrs. Peter Robinson

First Minister of Scotland and Mrs. Alex Salmond

The Mayor of London and Mrs. Boris Johnson

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor and The Lady Mayoress

Sir Gus and Lady O’Donnell

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of Westminster and Count Paolo Filo della Torre

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Fraser

Representatives from the Church and other Faiths
The Most Reverend Gregorious, Archbishop of the Greek Archdiocese of Thysteira and Great Britain

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Mrs. Rowan Williams

Rabbi Anthony Bayfield

Mr. Anil Bhanot

The Archbishop of Armagh, Cardinal Archbishop Sean Brady

Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend David Chillingworth

The Right Reverend John Christie, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

Mr. Malcolm Deboo President, Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe

The Rt. Reverend Doctor Norman Hamilton

The Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Reverend Alan Edwin Harper

Monsignor Philip Kerr, The Convener, Action of Churches Together in Scotland

Commissioner Elizabeth Matear, Salvation Army

The Archbishop of Wales, The Most Reverend Doctor Barry Morgan

The Reverend Gareth Morgan Jones, President of the Free Church Council of Wales

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-Connor

The Archbishop of Westminster, The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols

Cardinal Keith Patrick O’Brien, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh

Rabbi Alan Plancey

Imam Mohammad Raza

The Chief Rabbi (Lord Sacks)

The Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala, Acting Head Monk, The London Buddhist Vihara

Maulana Syed Raza Shabbarm, Muhammadi Trust

Mr. Natubhai Shah, President, the Jain Academy

Dr. Indarjit Singh, Director, Network Sikh Organisations (UK)

Canon Chirstopher Tuckwell

The Reverend Martin Turner

The Archbishop of York and Mrs. John Sentamu
Senior Members of the Defence Services

Major General and Mrs. William Cubitt, Major General Commanding Household Division and GOC London District

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton, Chief of the Air Staff

General Sir Nicholas and Lady Houghton

Air Vice-Marshal the Hon. David and Mrs. Murray, Defence Services Secretary

General Sir David and Lady Richards, Chief of the Defence Staff

Admiral Sir Mark and Lady Stanhope, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff

General Sir Peter and Lady Wall, Chief of the General Staff

Amongst the guests at The Wedding Service are all Heads of Mission in London representing countries with which the United Kingdom has normal diplomatic relations and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants for the United Kingdom. These individuals will not be accompanied by their spouses or partners.
Other guests at The Wedding Service, who may be recognisable to television viewers or whom have an official link to Prince William or Miss Middleton include the names below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive of any of the categories of guests – charitable, military, friends or any other category – invited.
All these names have been invited with their spouses or partners if married or in a civil partnership:
Mr. David Allan

David Allan is the Chairman of Mountain Rescue, England and Wales. Prince William has been Patron of the organisation since 2007.


Major Tom Archer-Burton

Major Archer Burton was Prince William and Prince Harry’s Commanding Officer in the Household Cavalry. He also led the Burnaby Blue expedition to southern Africa – an African community project supported by Sentebale, with which Prince Harry was involved.



Mr. Charlie Mayhew

Charlie Mayhew is Chief Executive of the Conservation Charity, Tusk Trust. Prince William and Prince Harry visited Tusk-funded projects in Botswana last year. The visit to Africa was the first overseas Royal Tour that Princes William and Harry undertook together.

Mrs. Alison Moore-Gwyn

Alison Moore-Gwyn is Chief Executive of Fields in Trust. In 2010, Prince William became Patron of The Queen Elizabeth II Fields, an initiative to protect and create hundreds of playing fields throughout the UK in honour of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The project is run by Fields in Trust.

Mr. Seyi Obakin

Seyi Obakin is Chief Executive of Centrepoint. Centrepoint became Prince William’s first Patronage in 2005. His mother, Diana, Princess of Wales was also Patron of the Charity. Seyi slept rough with Prince William in London to highlight the issue of homelessness.


Mr. Peter Cross

Peter Cross is Chief Executive of the charity SkillForce, of which Prince William has been Patron since 2009. Earlier this month, Prince William officially launched the SkillForce Prince’s Award, in recognition of the contribution that young people make to their communities.


Miss Amanda Berry

Amanda Berry is Chief Executive of BAFTA. Prince William has been President of BAFTA since 2010.


Mrs. Ann Chalmers

Ann Chalmers is Chief Executive of the Child Bereavement Charity. Prince William has been Patron of the Charity since 2009. The Child Bereavement Charity educates professionals and supports families both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved.


Mrs. Julia Samuel

Julia Samuel is Chair of the Child Bereavement Charity and also a family friend of Prince William. Prince William has been Patron of the Charity since 2009. The Child Bereavement Charity educates professionals and supports families both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved.


Mrs. Tessa Green

Tessa Green is former Chairman of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Prince William became President of The Royal Marsden in May 2007 having undertaken two days of work experience there in 2005. The Prince helped out in a variety of departments, including medical research, catering and fundraising.

Mr. Simon Johnson

Prince William worked closely with Simon Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of the Football Association’s 2018 World Cup bid.


Sir Trevor Brooking

Sir Trevor is the Football Association’s Director of Football Development and is responsible for youth-coaching standards in England. Prince William has been President of the FA since 2006 and has met Sir Trevor on several occasions at FA events.


Sir Clive Woodward

Sir Clive Woodward is a former Coach of the England Rugby Team and the British and Irish Lions. Prince William was invited by Sir Clive to join the British and Irish Lions rugby team on their tour to New Zealand in 2005.


Mr. Gareth Thomas

Prince William met Welsh Rugby player Gareth Thomas several times in his role as Vice Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union.


Mr. Ian Thorpe

Prince William met the Olympic swimmer, Ian Thorpe, on a visit to Australia in 2010. The Prince has since supported Mr. Thorpe’s charitable organisation Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth, which focuses on improving health and education for children.


Mr. Barty Pleydell-Bouverie

Barty Pleydell-Bouverie led the Cycle of Life charity bike ride across Africa in 2008, which raised money for the Tusk Trust.


Rear Admiral Ian Corder

Rear Admiral Ian Corder is Rear Admiral of Submarines. Prince William was appointed Commodore-in-Chief of Submarines by The Queen in 2006.

Brigadier Ed Smyth-Osbourne

Brigadier Smyth-Osbourne was Prince William and Prince Harry’s Commanding Officer in the Household Regiment and acted as their military mentor. He was also Prince Harry’s Commanding Officer when The Prince undertook active service in Afghanistan.




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