Following the news that Kate is likely to spend her last birthday as a single gal quietly, Clarence House have revealed through the medium of twitter (who knew?) even MORE details about the forthcoming wedding between her Prince William. Brilliantly, Kate will be whisked to the venue in a 'low key' limousine rather than on the back of a pygmy white pony or some such camp nonsense, in a move which is apparently considered terribly modern for a princess. Grazia Daily would like to point out here, that in a world post-Jordan’n’Peter, there is almost no way a horse-drawn carriage won’t look completely nafftastic, so we're behind Kate's choice wholeheartedly.
In order to please all sectors of the Church, the service itself will be conducted by a Dean, a Bishop and an Archbishop in tandem. The Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Dr John Hall will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will then marry the couple and the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, is to give the address.
Once they’re married, Catherine and William will travel back to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey on a route that takes in Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade and The Mall allowing the masses to catch a glimpse of the future Queen.
Clarence House also confirmed that the guestlist is still being finalised (Grazia Daily has asked for a plus one, which has probably thrown the whole thing into disarray). Around half of whoever makes it onto the list will return to Buckingham Palace where they will enjoy a buffet (as opposed to a more formal wedding breakfast) laid on by the Queen. As an aside, Grazia Daily loves the idea of the assembled dignitaries queuing for the buffet more than anything on earth, but we imagine there won’t be pictures of this making it out into the open. Later, which as we all know is when the fun REALLY starts, Kate and William will hold a party for their close friends and families. Bring. It. On!
We’ll bring you more news about the wedding as and when Clarence House release it, so watch this space to ensure you’re fully up to date with the plans for the big day.
- Alex Butt