Who’ll be where…and when

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1 9.30-11AM: Guests in­vited to the cer­e­mony in­side St Ge­orge’s Chapel will ar­rive by bus, stop at the cas­tle’s Round Tower, and en­ter through the chapel’s South Door. 2 11.20AM: Most mem­bers of the Royal Fam­ily will start to ar­rive – walk­ing or by car – and will en­ter the chapel through the Galilee Porch.

11.45AM: Prince Harry and his best man, Prince Wil­liam, will walk from their overnight ac­com­mo­da­tion within the main Cas­tle to St Ge­orge’s Chapel, giv­ing them the op­por­tu­nity to meet well­wish­ers. They will pass 200 rep­re­sen­ta­tives from char­i­ties Prince Harry is as­so­ci­ated with, in the Horse­shoe Clois­ter.

11.55AM: The Queen is the fi­nal Royal to ar­rive, min­utes be­fore the bride.

11.59AM: Meghan will ar­rive at the chapel, hav­ing been driven from her se­cret overnight ac­com­mo­da­tion. She and her mother Do­ria Ragland will take a route through the Long Walk – so that she can wave to pub­lic well-wish­ers. Ms Ragland will en­ter the chapel ahead of Meghan who will meet her brides­maids and then, at the West Steps, her fa­ther, Thomas Markle Snr, who will walk her down the aisle. NOON: The hour-long ser­vice be­gins.

3 1PM: Harry and Meghan will exit through the West en­trance of the chapel. The grand steps there will be lined by mem­bers of the House­hold Cavalry Mounted Reg­i­ment. Mem­bers of the Queen’s Guard will line streets within the Cas­tle. The new­ly­weds will then en­ter an As­cot Lan­dau car­riage for a 25-minute pro­ces­sion along Cas­tle Hill, the High Street and the town cen­tre be­fore re­turn­ing along tree-lined Long Walk for their re­cep­tion. Guests will walk from the chapel to the lun­cheon at St Ge­orge’s Hall. 4 1.30PM: Re­cep­tion hosted by the Queen be­gins.

3.30PM: The af­ter­noon re­cep­tion ends be­fore a break to al­low guests at­tend­ing the evening re­cep­tion to change. Meghan, too, is ex­pected to change into a glam­orous evening gown.

5.30PM: The FA Cup Fi­nal kicks off – with wed­ding prepa­ra­tions un­der­stood to have been made around the match. 5 7PM: The cou­ple leave to drive to Frog­more House on the es­tate for a re­cep­tion hosted by Prince Charles for 200 guests.

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