Court Circular 29 April 2011
BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Marriage of Prince William of Wales with Miss Catherine Middleton was solemnised in Westminster Abbey this morning.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with other Members of the Royal Family, drove to Westminster Abbey and were received at the Great West Door of the Abbey by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.
A procession was formed and Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses were conducted to their places.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Phillips, Miss Zara Phillips and Mr. Michael Tindall, Viscount and Viscountess Linley, The Hon. Charles Armstrong-Jones, The Lady Sarah and Mr. Daniel Chatto, Master Samuel Chatto, Master Arthur Chatto, Earl and Countess of Ulster, The Lady Davina and Mr. Gary Lewis, The Lady Rose and Mr. George Gilman, Earl and Countess of St. Andrews, Lord Downpatrick, The Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, The Lady Amelia Windsor, The Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor, The Lady Helen and Mr. Timothy Taylor, The Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, The Lady Gabriella Windsor, Mr. and Mrs. James Ogilvy, The Lady Saltoun and Members of Foreign Royal Families were present in the Abbey.
Prince William of Wales, with Prince Henry of Wales, drove to Westminster Abbey and was received at the Great West Door by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster.
Mr. Michael Middleton and Miss Catherine Middleton drove to Westminster Abbey and were received at the Great West Door by the Dean and Chapter.
Miss Catherine Middleton was joined at the Abbey by Miss Philippa Middleton, The Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Grace van Cutsem and Miss Eliza Lopes (Bridesmaids) and Master William Lowther-Pinkerton and Master Thomas Pettifer (Pages).
The Service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster and the Marriage was solemnised by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Lesson was read by Mr. James Middleton.
The Address was given by the Bishop of London.
At the conclusion of the Service the Registers were signed at the Shrine of St. Edward the Confessor.
The Bride and Bridegroom, with Prince Henry of Wales, the Bridesmaids and Pages, were conducted to their carriages and, escorted by a Captain's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Major Nicholas van Cutsem (The Life Guards), drove to Buckingham Palace.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Middleton, proceeded to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession, escorted by a Sovereign's Escort of the Household Cavalry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Hughes (The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons).
The path from the Great West Door to the West Gate was lined by Twenty Four members of the Armed Forces.
Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms was on duty in the Lantern of Westminster Abbey.
The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard was on duty in the Nave of the Abbey.
The route of the procession was lined by detachments of the Armed Forces.
A Guard of Honour, found by 1st Battalion Welsh Guards under the command of Major David Bevan (Welsh Guards), with The Queen's Colour and accompanied by the Band of the Regiment and the Corps of Drums of the Battalion, was mounted in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Silver Stick in Waiting (Colonel Stuart Cowen, The Blues and Royals, Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) and the Field Officer in Brigade Waiting (Colonel Alastair Mathewson, formerly Scots Guards) were present.
Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses, from Buckingham Palace, witnessed a fly-past by aircraft of the Royal Air Force and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh afterwards gave a Reception in honour of the Bride and Bridegroom.
The Bride and Bridegroom subsequently left the Palace for Clarence House, before returning to Buckingham Palace this evening for a Dance.
The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia (the Hon. Julia Gillard MP) was received by The Queen today.