At 11.00a.m on Friday 29 April 2011, His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales will marry his sweetheart Catherine Middleton. The wedding will be held in Westminster Abbey with the Dean of Westminster conducting the service. The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton will be solemnized by the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is expected that about 1,900 family members and friends will be at the service with 650 of them attending a reception at Buckingham Palace afterwards. Later that evening around 300 close family and friends will party the night away after a sit down dinner.
The Royal Wedding has caused much excitement throughout the world with many people really looking forward to the April event. Celebrations have been arranged all over the United Kingdom for those who wish to celebrate the day with the happy couple. There will be plenty of street parties and celebrations taking place in hotels and pubs across the country so tourists will especially enjoy their visit to the UK at this time. If you can’t make it be sure tune in to BBC One.
Pictured: Westminster Abbey - Great West Door. Photo credit: nikoretro
Bucklebury Gearing up For the Festivities
One village where there will be plenty of celebrations to mark this special day is Bucklebury in Berkshire, the home of Kate Middleton. The entire village here seems to be getting involved to make this a day to remember in Kate’s home town. The Bucklebury Farm Park will see an ‘extravaganza’ Tea in the Park, while local pubs will be having parties and the local church will be holding special services on the day. In the hamlet where Kate’s family live, Chapel Row, there will be a special wedding breakfast held and the Bucklebury Farm Park event will see many local bands, ferret racing, and a best crown and tiara contest for children. It is also expected that those in attendance will see a two and a half foot high wedding cake served. For those who want to have a great night in a local pub, you can join everyone in the local Bladebone pub for a themed ‘knights and maidens’ party. If you would prefer to spend the evening in the local pub favoured by Kate, then the Old Boot Inn will be holding a celebration barbecue and disco to mark the occasion.