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Clarence House just released this detailed official timeline for April 29 (all times EDT). Some key moments include Prince William's arrival at Westminster Abbey at 5:15 a.m., Kate Middleton's ride to the Abbey beginning just before 6 a.m. and the newlyweds' appearance on the balcony at 8:25 a.m.

Between 3:15 AM and 4:45 AM: The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.

From 4:50 AM: Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries, the Diplomatic Corps and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.

5:10 AM: The bridegroom and Prince Harry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:15 AM.

5:20 AM: Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.

5:20 AM: Mrs. Michael (Carole) Middleton and Mr. James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:27 AM.

5:25 AM: Members of the royal family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:30 AM.

5:35 AM: The following members of the royal family leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:40 AM:

  • The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence
  • The Duke of York
  • Princess Eugenie of York
  • Princess Beatrice of York
  • The Earl and Countess of Wessex

5:38 AM: The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:42 AM.

5:40 AM: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:45 AM.

5:48 AM: The bridesmaids and pages leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 5:55 AM.

5:51 AM: The bride, accompanied by Mr. Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.

6:00 AM: The marriage service begins. The marriage service will be relayed by audio speakers along the route.

7:15 AM: The carriage procession of the bride and bridegroom 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 Westminster Abbey for Buckingham Palace.

7:30 AM: The bride's carriage procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.

7:40 AM: Members of the royal family and members of foreign royal families arrive at Buckingham Palace.

From 7:40 AM: Other guests for the reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.

8:25 AM: The Queen and the bride and bridegroom, together with their families, appear on the balcony.

8:30 AM: Fly past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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