Royal wedding followers, if you’re going to brave the crowd, the weather and the general madness of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s big day, tomorrow, then here are all the official timings you need to make your plans.
8.15am and 9.45am: The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.
From 9.50am: Governors-general and prime ministers of realm countries, the Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.
10.10am: Prince William and his best man Prince Harry leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the abbey’s Great West Door at 10.15am.
10.20am: Members of foreign royal families arrive at the Abbey from Buckingham Palace.
10.20am: Kate Middleton’s mother Carole Middleton and brother James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for the Abbey. They arrive at 10.27am.
10.25am: Prominent members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace for the Abbey, arriving at 10.30am.
10.35am: The remaining members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace for the Abbey, arriving at 10.40: the Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence.
10.38am: The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House, arriving at the Abbey at 10.42am.
10.40am: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace, arriving at the Abbey at 10.45am.
10.48am: The bridesmaids and pages leave the Goring Hotel, arriving at the Abbey at 10.55am.
10.51am: The bride and her father Michael Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.
11.00am: The marriage service begins and is relayed by speakers along the route.
12.15pm: The carriage procession of the bride and groom 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 the abbey for Buckingham Palace.
12.30pm: The bride’s carriage procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.
12.40pm: Members of the Royal Family and members of foreign royal families arrive at Buckingham Palace.
From 12.40pm: Other guests for the reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.
1.25pm: The Queen and the bride and groom, together with their families, appear on the balcony.
1.30pm: Fly-past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
In the afternoon the bride and groom will leave Buckingham Palace for some downtime at St James’s Palace.
They will return to the palace in the evening for their private black-tie reception for 300 family and friends, hosted by the Prince of Wales.