[Featured Destination: London]: Royal Wedding 29th April 2011

Wish to experience the atmosphere as part of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton? You may want to consider this guide and visit some of the wedding sites before, during and after the wedding procession

Before the wedding: 

 Image: Gabriel Villena under CC BY 2.0
Image: Gabriel Villena under CC BY 2.0

1) DIY processional route

Meet the Queen’s Life Guard trotting along Hyde Park barracks from Buckingham Palace at 10.30am to the guard change at Horse Guards at 11am.

Location of Buckingham Palace:
Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
United Kingdom

2) The Royal Mews:  www.royalcollection.org.uk

A good chance to visit and view the royal collection such as the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays carriages and horses.

P/s: Take note that it will be closed on the April 28-29 as half of the exhibits would be participating in the Royal wedding.

The Royal Wedding Procession time schedule on the 29th April:

11am

Kate Middleton will arrive the Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.

12noon

Catch the Royal couple setting off in the 1902 State Landau/ Glass Coach (if it rains) back to the Buckingham Palace

1.30pm

The Royal couple will seal the kiss on the Buckingham Palace balcony

Where is a good place on the actual day to witness the Royal Wedding?

Millions of people would wish to witness the grand ceremony and prime spots along the route would be taken up by dawn. Some alternative considerations would be: 

  • The steps under the Duke of York’s statue in Carlton House Terrace (London SW1Y, UK)
  • The wide pavements by Admiralty Arch (The Mall, City of London, Greater London WC2N 5, UK)
  • Lawn roof of Inn the Park restaurant www.innthepark.com  (St James’s Park, London SW1A 2BJ, UK)
  • ICA bar in the Mall (12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, UK)

After the wedding: 

1) Choir of the Chapel Royal:

Miss the chance to hear the six “Gentlemen in Ordinary” (professional male singers and 10 boy choristers) who will be singing at the Royal wedding? You can join the services that is open to the public at St James’s Palace chapel on Sundays 8.30am and 11.15am

Location of St James’s Palace:
Stable Yard Road, Westminster, London SW1A 1
United Kingdom

2) Westminster Abbey www.westminster-abbey.org

Wish to see how the seating layout and floral displays of the wedding are? Visit the Westminster Abbey on Saturday, April 30 (9am-3pm and 5-7.30pm) where you could see how the actual wedding layout is organised.

Location of the Westminster Abbey:
20 Dean’s Yard
Westminster Abbey
London, SW1P 3PA
United Kingdom

Image: stevecadman under CC BY 2.0



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