Invited to dinner update: The rehearsal dinner invites are signed, sealed and on their way to be delivered. All on schedule I may add. After work tonight I went over to my parents house to visit with my grandma and aunt who are in town for my bridal shower this weekend. My sisters and I helped my grandma pick out her wedding outfit tonight. Fashion show!
Tomorrow is the big day – well, for Wills and Kate that is. And I will be one of those crazy people that gets up before the sun in order to watch every last glorious moment. I just have to watch it live. It wouldn’t be the same if I DVR’d it and watched it later. I need to watch her procession as the world is watching. Call me crazy, and I know I am, but I can not wait to see all the pageantry – and the HATS!
Here is a detailed Central timeline of events for the royal wedding, including exactly when Kate Middleton will walk down the aisle:
Between 1:15 a.m. CT and 4:45 a.m. CT: The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.
From 3:50 a.m. CT: Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries, the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.
4:10 a.m. CT: The Bridegroom and Prince Henry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 4:15 a.m.
4:20 a.m. CT: Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.
4:20 a.m. CT: Mrs. Michael (Carole) Middleton and Mr. James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 4:27 a.m.
4:25 a.m. CT: Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 4:30 a.m.
4:35 a.m. CT: Members of the Royal Family (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) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 4:40 a.m.
4:38 a.m. CT: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 4:42 a.m.
4:40 a.m. CT: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 4:45 a.m.
4:48 a.m. CT: The Bridesmaids and Pages leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 4:55 a.m.
4:51 a.m. CT: The Bride, accompanied by Mr. Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.
5:00 a.m. CT: The Marriage Service begins. The Marriage Service will be relayed by audio speakers along the Route.
6:15 a.m. CT: 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.
6:30 a.m. CT: The Bride’s Carriage Procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.
6:40 a.m. CT: Members of the Royal Family and Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Buckingham Palace.
From 6:40 a.m. CT: Other guests for the Reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.
7:25 a.m. CT: The Queen and the Bride and Bridegroom, together with their Families, appear on the Balcony.
7:30 a.m. CT: Fly Past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Will you be watching?