Since they announced their engagement in November, Kate Middleton and Prince William have been the talk of the town. Find out more about this young royal couple who may well rule England in the future.
29 April 2011 Update: What a wondeful day! Enjoy my Royal Wedding Photos.
1. Who's Getting Married?
Born in 1982, Prince William is the elder son of The Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in line to the British Throne. Find out more...
Also born in 1982, Catherine Middleton, better known as Kate Middleton grew up in Berkshire, England and met Prince William while they were both studying at the University of St Andrews. Her parents are millionaires and run a mail order company.
Enjoy these photos of the happy couple.
2. When is the Royal Wedding?
The wedding ceremony is on Friday 29 April 2011 at 11am. The day has been declared a UK Bank Holiday so most people will get a day off work to watch the wedding on TV.
We have a lot of Bank Holidays around this time as Easter is so close. Good Friday is on 22 April and Easter Monday is on 25 April and are both holidays. Then after the wedding, Monday 2 May is the Early May Bank Holiday.
3. Where is the Royal Wedding?
The ceremony will be held at Westminster Abbey. The Dean of Westminster will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will marry Prince William & Miss Middleton, and the Bishop of London will give the address.
Miss Middleton will travel to the wedding service by car. Once married, the couple will return along Parliament Square, Whitehall, Horse Guard's Parade & The Mall in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace.
The Queen will host a Reception at Buckingham Palace for the couple and guests drawn from the congregation representing the couple's official and private lives. The Prince of Wales will give a private dinner, followed by dancing, at Buckingham Palace in the evening, for the couple and their close friends and family.
Small Car Big City offer a range of tours around London in a classic Mini Cooper. Your driver is your tour guide and they have a half hour Royal London tour to give you a taste of London. You'll be treated like royalty as you discover our great monarchy and visit the epicentre of our government at No. 10 Downing Street.
Share in the excitement surrounding this historic occasion by discovering William and Kate's London, on the 2 hour Royal Wedding Walking Tour! With an expert guide to give you the hottest Royal gossip, you will see the top London attractions linked to the Royal couple, and the lesser known spots which have defined their life in the capital
Kate's engagement ring is Princess Diana's 18 carat blue sapphire and diamond ring, given to Diana by Prince Charles when the two became engaged in 1981.This photo is a close up of the ring on kate Middleton's hand as she posed for photographs in the State Apartments of with her fiance Prince William of St James Palace on 16 November 2010. Find out more from the About.com Jewelry site.
It all happened in Kenya. Find out the details from the About.com Gossip site.
Kate Middleton and her family are expected to stay before the Royal Wedding at The Goring. This luxury celebrated its centenary in 2010 and is the only 5 star hotel in London that is still owned and run by the family that built it. Find out more about The Goring...
While I haven't stayed, I have enjoyed The Goring Afternoon Tea and can highly recommend it.
Willliam and Kate used to enjoy London nightlife. William now does not drink often as he is a pilot and, of course, they are busy preparing for their wedding but find out the places where they have been seen in the past. There is at least one affordable option on the list. Find out more...
If you are called Will and Kate you can celebrate the royal nuptials at the London Eye with two complimentary tickets to be used during the week following 29 April.Simply take your wedding certificate to claim the tickets.
Take a London Eye River Cruise on 29 April at 11.45am and free Champagne is on offer.
And if you're just in the area you'll be able to admire the patriotic Union Jack bunting and the Eye lights turning red, white and blue on the evening of the wedding.
I'm sure many of the top London venues will be offering a royal wedding afternoon tea but I've had the pleasure to try the Sapphire Afternoon Tea at the London Hilton Park Lane.
Taking inspiration from Kate's sapphire engagement ring, the Tea includes references to this precious gem via ingredients and decorations. There's even a complimentary 'Loveberry'cocktail on arrival. And the Blueberry jam cupcakes with 'K' and 'W' iced decorations are gorgeous.
Available 26 April - 1 May 2011, £32/person from 2-6pm daily. To book: www.podiumrestaurant.com.