Monthly Archives: April 2011

Video Highlights of the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton

William and Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey:

Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey:

William and Kate exchange vows:

William and Kate exit Westminster Abbey:

William and Kate’s horse-drawn carriage:

The kiss:

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The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton – LIVE Blogging

LIVE! Blogging the Royal Wedding – with up-to-the-minute photos! (All times Eastern)

8:33 am The Royal Wedding party appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, where William and Kate share a kiss, much to the delight of the cheering crowd.  After much prompting from the crowd, the couple shared another kiss on the balcony.  Following the kisses, the Royal Air Force honored the newlyweds with a flyover.

The kiss

7:09 am The procession of horse-drawn carriages begins leaving Westminster Abbey en route to Buckingham Palace.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

6:10 am The wedding.

The rings.
William and Kate
The service begins.

6:00 am Kate Middleton, accompanied by her father, arrives at Westminster Abbey. She is wearing an ivory gown designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen.

Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey

5:50 am Kate Middleton departs for Westminster Abby.

Kate Middleton on her way to Westminster Abbey

5:49 am Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive at Westminster Abbey

5:45 am Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:27 am Kate’s mother and brother, Carole and James, arrive at Westminster Abbey.

Carole and James Middleton, Kate's mother and brother, arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:15 am Prince William and Prince Harry, dressed in their formal military uniforms, arrive at Westminster Abbey.

Princes William and Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey

5:10 am  Prince William and Prince Harry depart Clarence House for Westminster Abbey.

Princes William and Harry travel to Westminster Abbey

4:30 am David Beckham and his wife Victoria arrive at Westminster Abbey.

David and Victoria Beckham

4:00 am     Good morning to everyone who set their alarm clocks extra early to watch the Royal Wedding.  Earlier this morning, Queen Elizabeth bestowed new titles for William and Kate.  William will now be known as The Duke of Cambridge, as well as the Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.  Kate will become the Duchess of Cambridge, the Countess of Strathearn and Baroness Carrickfergus.  William’s new titles took effect immediately.  Kate, however, won’t receive the titles until she becomes William’s wife. Meanwhile, as you can see in the photo below, crowds are lined up (and have been for some time) at Buckingham Palace, Westinster Abbey, and along the procession route.

Crowds line the procession route

Complete Guide to Watching the Royal Wedding

I will be live blogging the coverage of tomorrow’s royal wedding of Prince William to Kate (“Call me Catherine”) Middleton starting at 4am! Set your alarm clock, watch the wedding, and read my take on the events as they unfold!

WHERE TO WATCH:

If you are curious as to where to tune in to watch, there are many options.  BBC America and MSNBC  kick things off at 3:00 am;  TLC’s coverage begins airing at 3:30 am; NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, FOX News, and E!, start their coverage at 4:00 am; and FOX and REELZ start at 5:00 am.

WEDDING SCHEDULE:

3:15 am – 4:45 am Eastern: Congregation arrives at Wesminster Abbey (8:15am – 9:45am London time).

5:10 am Eastern: Princes William and Harry leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey, arriving at 5:15 am. (10:10 am – 10:15 am London time).

5:38 am Eastern: Prince Charles and Camilla leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey, arriving at 5:42 am. (10:38 am – 10:42 am London time).

5:40 am Eastern: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey, arriving at 5:45 am. (10:40 – 10:45 am London time).

5:51 am Eastern: Kate Middleton, accompanied by her father Michael Middleton, leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. (10:51 am London time).

6:00 am Eastern: The wedding service begins inside Westminster Abbey. (11:00 am London time).

7:15 am Eastern: The carriage procession leaves Westminster Abbey for Buckingham Palace, arriving at 7:30 am.  (12:15 pm – 12:30 pm  London time).

8:25 am Eastern: William and Kate, along with the Royal Family, appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. (1:25 pm London time).

Katie Couric to Exit CBS News

It’s official. After months (years?) of speculation, Katie Couric finally announced yesterday she will be exiting the CBS Evening News.  Couric told People magazine that she does not have a new venture lined up as of yet, but it is widely expected that Couric will enter the syndicated talk show field.  CBS News is expected to announce Scott Pelley as Couric’s replacement  as anchor of the CBS Evening News.

Oprah, OWN, and Soaps

Within days of ABC announcing that it was canceling both All My Children and One Life to Live, soap fans have been seeking any method possible to save their shows.  One idea (which actually sounded pretty good if you ask me), was for self-professed All My Children fan Oprah Winfrey to snatch up the two canceled soaps from ABC and produce them for her network, OWN.  That, however, isn’t going to happen. And now, a special message from Oprah Winfrey, who will explain why it’s not possible.