We know the date. We know security will be on heightened alert. The dress is still under wraps. But still, new details on the April 29 wedding of the century between Prince William and Kate Middleton have been released, including the exact route the bride will take to Westminster Abbey, who will conduct the lavish ceremony and where the couple will head after they swap vows.
So what are the royals planning? Find out all the details here...
Although minor details are still being kept secret, here is what we know so far:
- Instead of traveling to the ceremony via horse and carriage, Kate will be driven to the Westminster Abbey service by car. She'll slowly pass the Mall (the road running from Buckingham Palace), Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall ( a road in Westminster) and Parliament Square.
* The service will kick off at 11 a.m. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will preside over the ceremony and marry the duo. The Bishop of London, Right Rev. Richard Chartres, will give the address.
- Once they're officially husband and wife, the couple will hop in a carriage together and head back along the same procession to Buckingham Palace, passing cheering crowds along the route.
- At the royal palace, Queen Elizabeth will hold a reception for the newlyweds, with guests including friends and family of the couple.
- That evening, the groom's father, Prince Charles, is hosting a private dinner for the couple, followed by dancing, in a different part of the palace. A few friends and family will be chosen to attend.
- The royals and the Middleton family are footing the bill for the celebration, which has been designated a public holiday in Britain.