The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton will take place on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The ceremonial Military Personnel of the Armed Forces will be included in the procession. More than 1000 military officers and musicians will line the route from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace.
Prince William and Kate want a Peoples Royal Wedding and it will be unconventional, for e.g. Kate's parents have invited staff from a meditarranean island resort in Mustique that they frequent; First Lady Michelle Obama and the Duchess of York are not invited; there's an invite list of 1,900 attendees, including dignitaries and Heads of State invited by the Queen, but Prince William and Kate are only allowed to invite 100 people each for the dinner and dance hosted by Prince Charles after the wedding.
The wedding list is only known to family and friends and guests were asked to help set up their Anglesly cottage as wedding gifts, and for other well wishers to donate to 1 of 26 charities they have chosen. Among the charities are a children's bereavement charity, fitting given the death of Princess Diana, as well as a London Zoo project to save the black rhino, where William proposed along with military charities. Kate's charities are for terminally-ill children and a community charity in Berkshire.
There is a speculation as to where their honeymoon will be some of their choices are luxury island resorts in the Caribbean and Northern Queensland, but Prince William has questioned about the costs of security. Another option is for the Royal couple to spend their honeymoon in Scotland where the Queen Mother gave William a three-bedroom lodge in Tamna Ghar.
Despite rumours that Elton John or James Blunt would be singing at the Royal Wedding, the music for the wedding is going to be traditional with the Church of England. Along with the choir, there will be a group of trumpeters from both the Royal Air Force band and the Household Cavalry will appear, along with the London Chamber Orchestra, Britain's oldest professional orchestra.
Love that donations to charity are replacing gifts. The only regrettable thing about the wedding is that Diana won't be there (at least not physically). High5
Thanks for the facts about the royal wedding. H5
It sounds lovely ... I remember watching Charles and Diana get married on television .... poignant.
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