All week long celebrations of the up and coming royal nuptials are going on in the form of documentaries, movies and talk shows. By the time Prince William marries his Princess Kate, royal family fans can become royal family experts by taking in all of the information being offered through these venues.
The Royal Wedding watchers in the U.S. will need to get up early in the morning to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton get married. This is not only a wedding, but it is the making of a Princess, Kate Middleton. This young woman will walk down the aisle as Kate, but she will walk out of the church as "Princess Kate." This Royal Wedding will also stir up memories for many of the day that Lady Diana walked into the church and Princess Diana emerged, only for the world to have a love affair with this newest member of the Royal Family.
" All times are EDT London is five hours ahead of New York, so the wedding ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. there," according to the NY Daily News.
5:30 a.m. EST
The bridesmaids and pages will leave the residence of Prince Charles, his wife, Camilla, and Princes William and Harry by car. This home is called the
Clarence House, which is the official royal residence.
5:35 a.m. EST.
The Queen and members of the Royal family leave Buckingham Palace by car.
5:40 a.m. EST.
Prince William and his best man, Prince Harry, along with a few close friends, will leave St. James’ Palace.
5:50 a.m. EST.
Kate Middleton and her father, Michael Middleton, leave Buckingham Palace in a Rolls-Royce Phantom VI. They will pass the Horse Guards Parade, the Cenotaph war memorial, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben before arriving at Westminster Abbey.
6 a.m. EST.
The royal bride, Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey. The wedding service will be attended by about 2,000 guests and is going to be an hour long.
7 a.m. EST.
Prince William now has a new wife, now known as Princess Catherine. The Prince and Princess will leave Westminster Abbey in a horse-drawn carriage and travel the same route in reverse to Buckingham Palace.
If the weather is fair, Prince William and Princess Kate will ride in a 1902 State Landau, which was specifically built in 1902 for King Edward VII. The newlyweds will make the trip in the glass coach If it rains.
The second and third carriages will carry Prince Harry and Maid of Honor Pippa Middleton, who is the bride’s sister, along with the bridesmaids.
The fourth carriage will carry Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Prince Charles and Camilla and the bride’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton will be in the fifth carriage of this procession.
7:30 a.m. EST.
A champagne reception at Buckingham Palace will be hosted by the Queen for about 660 guests. It will be at this time that the official wedding photographs will be taken.
8:30 a.m. EST.
The Balcony kiss, which is a tradition of Royal Weddings, will take place. Prince William and Princess Catherine appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace balcony and will kiss for the cameras. A flyover by William's Royal Air Force colleagues will also take place while the Prince and Princess are on the balcony.
10:30 a.m. EST.
The Royal Wedding reception ends.
2 p.m. EST.
An exclusive dinner at Buckingham Palace will take place for about 300 close friends and relatives.
During the week leading up to the Royal Wedding, TLC is offering many Royal Wedding special programing, according to Inside TV.
Untold Stories of a Royal Bridesmaid
Monday, April 24th at 9 p.m. EST on TLC
Lady Diana Spencer prepared for her walk down the aisle on the day of her Royal Wedding almost 30 years ago. She was surrounded by her bridesmaids, one of them was India Hicks. India will discuss what it was like back then and be able to offer the viewers what Kate Middleton might be experiencing in the hours leading up to her vows.
Royally Astounding: 30 Defining Days of the Monarchy:
Sunday April 24 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC
This documentary explores the British Monarchy mistakes made back in 1981 with the mismatch of Charles and Diana. Then it goes on to compare their marriage to why it will be different in 2011 with William and Kate.
Wild About Prince Harry
Monday, April 25 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC
Prince Harry, at 26, takes over the number one spot on the list of the world’s most eligible bachelors, now that Princes Charles is to be wed.
Extreme Royal Collections
Wednesday, April 27 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC
People from around the world with the most extravagant Royal collections
The Making of a Royal Wedding
Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. EST, on TLC
From beginning to end, the extremely detailed work that goes into planning the Royal Wedding.
The Royal Wedding Coverage will start at 5 a.m. EST on TLC.
Friday, July 29th
Reference: NY Daily News, Inside TV.