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View the Royal Wedding in San Diego

April 21, 2011
Royal Wedding Prince William and Kate Middleton

Royal Wedding Prince William and Kate Middleton

Didn’t get an official invitation from Buckingham Palace to attend the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton? Don’t feel too blue, most of the world didn’t either.

On Friday, April 29, 2011, more than 2.4 billion people around the world are expected to tune in to watch the royal procession, the service, and the first public kiss of the betrothed.

All the major national cable and television networks in the United States will be broadcasting the wedding live and in taped versions.

YouTube has received an official sanction to broadcast four hours of live Internet coverage on The Royal Channel which will include the ceremony at Westminster Abbey, the procession to Buckingham Palace, and the newlyweds’ appearance on the palace balcony for “The Kiss.”

Many people want to watch the Royal Wedding but are unsure of the actual date and time. For the record, London is eight hours ahead of San Diego, so if it’s 10:00 a.m. in London, it’s 2:00 a.m. in San Diego.

If you live in San Diego or are visiting our fair city during the Royal Wedding weekend, we know of two local British establishments that will be showing the broadcast to celebrate this spectacular event:

Shakespeare Pub & Grille (3701 India Street, Middletown) – The Royal Wedding watching festivities will begin at 6:00 a.m.* A special breakfast will be offered during the celebration: Eggs Benedict or Wild Smoked Salmon & Bagels followed by seasonal fruit. Like any good wedding reception, complimentary champagne will be poured throughout the ceremony. The cost is $19.95 per person and reservations are required. Please call (619) 299-0230, Extension 5.  In a nod to the UK’s  love of millinery, a prize will be awarded to the lady wearing the best hat.

*PLEASE NOTE: This transmission will be televised tape delayed.

All Things Bright And British (8401 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa) – Bill, the owner, has plans to broadcast the Royal Wedding live at his charming British goods establishment in La Mesa. He is planning the live wedding watching event as we type. For the latest information, please call him at (619) 464-2298. He plans on having an open house all weekend long so the merriment will go on past Friday morning. In fact, Saturday, pipers will play during the morning and an Elton John Tribue Band will play in the afternoon. Additionally, if you plan on having your own Royal Wedding watching party, you can stock up on real British goods ‘Made in England.’ If you like candy, tea, Cornish Pasties, bangers, Wensleydale cheese, and real Cadbury Chocolate bars (the U.S. ones are made by Hershey), make a mad dash to Bill’s place before the BIG DAY.

If you are an Anglophile (you know who you are) and would like to know the full schedule, we have procured it from our official sources in London.

Royal Wedding Day Schedule

8: 15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. – The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.

9:50 a.m. – Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries,the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.

10:10 a.m. – Prince William and Prince Henry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey.

10:20 a.m. –  Members of Foreign Royal Families and Mrs. Michael (Carole) Middleton and Mr. James Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.

10:25 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. –  Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey.

10:38 a.m. – The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (Camilla) leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey.

10:40 a.m. –  The Queen (Elizabeth II) and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey.

10:48 a.m. –  The Bridesmaids and Pages leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.

10:51 a.m. – The Bride (Kate), accompanied by Mr. Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.

11: 00 a.m. –  The Marriage Service begins.

12:15 p.m. – 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.

12:30 p.m. –  The Bride’s Carriage Procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.

12:40 p.m. –  Members of the Royal Family and Members of Foreign Royal Families and other guests for the reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.

1:25 p.m. –  The Queen and the Bride and Bridegroom, together with their Families, appear on the Balcony.

1:30 p.m. –  Fly Past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

We look forward to watching all the pomp and circumstance of the Royal Wedding event. Besides, who doesn’t love a good wedding?

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