Londoners will be able to watch the royal wedding on April 29 on giant screens at the capital’s royal parks and also in Trafalgar Square.
The public can also watch the event live from the arrivals at Westminster Abbey, the procession from the Abbey to Buckingham Palace and the wave from the Palace balcony.
London Mayor Boris Johnson said: ‘The Royal Wedding is a fantastic opportunity for Londoners and visitors to come together for a magnificent celebration, in Trafalgar Square, in Hyde Park, or at one of the many street parties taking place across the capital. Amidst the pageantry and tradition, the whole world will experience why London is the greatest city to live, work and visit.’
Rain is predicted for the day of the royal wedding, which could mean that Prince William and Kate Middleton ride in a glass carriage rather than an open top carriage.
The Royal Carriage Procession carrying the couple will be escorted by police officers on horseback, including nine grey horses.
Security will be tight during the event following threats from Al Qaeda, Irish dissident groups and anarchists.
Here’s the Royal Wedding schedule:
Friday 29th April 2011
0700 ‘Wedding breakfast’ All screen sites open
0800 Wedding preparations and guest arrivals
1100 The marriage ceremony from Westminster Abbey
1200 Prince William and Princess Catherine return to Buckingham
1300 ‘Family photo’ and toast to the newlyweds
1315 The Buckingham Palace balcony moment and flypast
1335 Live music and dancing