Kate Middleton To Spend Night Before Wedding At The Goring Hotel
Clarence House released an even more precise schedule for the Royal Wedding so that we can more accurately plan our bathroom breaks and when to refill our hydration packs (see below) -- including where Kate will spend her last hours as a single woman -- London's Goring Hotel.
According to ABC News, the bride-to-be will be staying in a five-room suite along with her sister Pippa and mom Carole. Among the amenities: a four-poster bed, a grand piano, a throne (to practice for her future role?) and a waterproof, flat-screen TV, so that she can watch her favorite shows in the bath.
Duncan Larcombe, royal editor at the Sun newspaper and ABC News contributor, was given a private tour of the digs, which just underwent a $240,000 makeover -- he said, "It's quite over the top. It's kind of a cross between an antique shop and your granny's front bedroom....It really doesn't do it for me."
Good thing he's not invited! Snap.
WATCH a video from the Telegraph:
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Between 8.15am and 9.45am: The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.
From 9.50am: Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries,the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.
10.10am The Bridegroom and Prince Henry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.15am.
10.20am Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.
10.20am Mrs. Michael (Carole) Middleton and Mr. James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.27am.
10.25am Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.30am.
10.35am The following Members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.40am: - 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 10.38am The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.42am.
10.40am The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.45am.
10.48am The Bridesmaids and Pages leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.55am.
10.51am The Bride, accompanied by Mr. Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey.
11.00am The Marriage Service begins. The Marriage Service will be relayed by audio speakers along the Route.
12.15pm 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.
12.30pm The Bride's Carriage Procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.
12.40pm Members of the Royal Family and Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Buckingham Palace.
From 12.40pm: Other guests for the Reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.
1.25pm The Queen and the Bride and Bridegroom, together with their Families, appear on the Balcony.
1.30pm Fly Past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Miss Catherine Middleton, accompanied by her immediate family, will spend the night before the Wedding at the Goring Hotel. This was the Middleton family's personal choice.