Royal Wedding Start Time and Timeline for USA, UK, Canada, the World

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What is the start time for the Royal Wedding where you live? Have you been pondering that as the Royal Wedding draws closer? Well, here’s a breakdown of what time Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding is set to take place around the world. Keep in mind that the televised coverage will begin several hours earlier.

The timeline is as follows: Guests are expected to arrive at Westminster Abbey two and a half hours early — thus, they will arrive at 8:30 a.m. BST in the U.K., 12:30 a.m. for the America’s West coast and 3:30 a.m. for the East coast of USA and Canada. It will be 9:30 p.m. in South Africa. For Moscow, it will be 11:30 p.m. and for China, Hong Kong and the Philippines, it will be 3:30 p.m.

The wedding procession will begin 30 minutes before the wedding. It begins at 10:30 a.m. in the U.K. (BST) so that’s 2:30 a.m. for those in the West coast of USA (PST) and 5:30 a.m. in the East coast of USA and Canada (EST). It’ll be 5:30 p.m. in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines (CST and PHT). In South Africa, it will be 11:30 p.m. (SAST) and 1:30 p.m. in Moscow, Russia (MSK).

The actual Royal Wedding will occur at 11 a.m. BST. It will be 3 a.m. PST and 6 a.m. EST, 6 p.m. in Asia (CST and PHT). In South Africa, it will be 12 p.m. (SAST) and 2 p.m. in Moscow (MSK). Kate Middle’s will arrive with her father on her arm. There will be five bridesmaids for the occasion.

The Royal Wedding will last around an hour then Prince William and Kate Middleton will exit Westminster Abbey as man and wife. There’s little doubt that cheers and tears will greet them once they exit the church. Next up is a procession to Buckingham Palace where official photos will be taken of them by famed photographer Hugo Burnand.

Around 2 and a half hours after the wedding has taken place will be when Prince William and his wife, Kate, will be making an appearance at the Buckingham Palace’s balcony to greet onlookers. It will be about 1:30 p.m. BST which will make it 5:30 a.m. PST and 8:30 a.m. EST, 8:30 p.m. in Asia (CST and PHT). In South Africa, it will be 2:30 p.m. (SAST) and 4:30 p.m. in Moscow (MSK).

At 7 p.m. BST, the evening festivities will begin with a lavish party in their honor and the Royal Wedding day will come to a close. The party is expected to last late into the night so who knows what tabloid photos will show the next day. Keep your eyes open for some cheeky shots of Prince Harry partying it up!

© Evalynn J. Saeyang – Gather Inc. 2011

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