Many of us may have dreamed of someday becoming a princess, and some of us may have even dreamed of being Prince William’s one true love, but on April 29th Miss Kate Middleton gets to wear the crown that dreams are made of. So what are the details for this blessed day when the commoner finally becomes a princess? Here is what we know so far:
Her Gown – Although the real designer, color, and style of the dress will be kept top secret until the big day, speculation regarding who will design the future princess’s wedding dress runs rampant. Will it be Bruce Oldfield or Amanda Wakeley, who designed many of Diana’s evening gowns? Or David and Elizabeth Emanuel, who created Diana’s elaborate wedding creation?
The Guest List – Of the 650 invites that included British royals, celebrities, and those close to the families, David and Victoria Beckham, Guy Ritchie, and of course Sir Elton John made the list.
The Service – The royal nuptials will take place at the historical Westminster Abby and will include the musical talents of The Choir of Westminster Abbey, The Chapel Royal Choir, The London Chamber Orchestra, The Fanfare Team from the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, and The State Trumpeters of The Household Cavalry.
The Bridal Party – Kate has asked her sister, Miss Philippa Middleton, to be her Maid of Honor, and Prince William has asked his brother, Prince Harry, to be his Best Man. Prince William and Miss Middleton have chosen the following Bridesmaids and Page Boys; The Lady Louise Windsor, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes, Master William (Billy) Lowther-Pinkerton, and Master Tom Pettifer.
The Procession – There will be five horse-drawn carriages in the Carriage Procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace. The first carriage will be the 1902 State Landau or Glass Coach carrying Kate and Prince William. The second and third carriages will be Ascot Landaus carrying the Best Man, Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids. The fourth carriage will be a Semi-State Landau carrying The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. The fifth carriage will be a Semi-State Landau carrying The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Mr. and Mrs. Middleton. The procession will travel past iconic London landmarks on the way to Buckingham Palace.
The Reception – Her Majesty The Queen will be hosting the memorable event at Buckingham Palace. Leicestershire-based cake designer Fiona Cairns has been chosen to create the wedding cake. The cake will be a traditional fruit cake of several tiers, decorated using the Joseph Lambeth technique. In addition, the couple has also asked McVitie’s Cake Company to create a chocolate biscuit cake for the reception at Buckingham Palace. The chocolate biscuit cake will be made from a Royal Family recipe and was specially requested by Prince William.