The official program of the Royal Wedding has been released just 24-hours before the ceremony begins and the program is now available for the public to view
The most-anticipated wedding of the year is finally here as only a day remains forWilliam and to tie the knot. The official program of the Royal Wedding was released on Thursday morning, just a day before the Royal Wedding is set to take place.
The Royal Wedding official program is available to be downloaded by the public and it contains the full Order of Services, which will detail the proceedings of the Royal Wedding. In addition to that, a personal message by Prince William and Kate Middleton is also provided, along with a newly-released photo of the couple from their engagement shoot. Prince William’s recently updated Coat of Arms is on the front cover; while Catherine Middleton’s new Coat of Arms is provided on the back cover of the program.
The Royal Wedding ceremony will be held in the Series One Book of Common Prayer and Kate Middleton will walk up the aisle to the coronation anthem, ‘I Was Glad’ by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. This anthem was taken from Psalm 122 and its origins date back to 1902. At that time, it was composed for the crowning of Prince William’s great-great-great grandfather Edward VII at Westminster Abbey. In addition to that, some other hymns which will be sung at the Royal Wedding include ‘Guide Me Thou Great Redeemer' and ‘Jerusalem’.
Surprisingly, Kate Middleton’s wedding vows will contain the words, "love, comfort, honor and keep", but not obey Prince William! The witnesses to the signing of Prince William and Kate Middleton will include the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Carole and Michael Middleton and Kate’s sister, Pippa. The bride’s brother, James Middleton, will give The Lesson, reading Romans 12: 1-2, 9-18.
The Royal Wedding will be broadcast on hundreds of TV channels around the world but according to the security officials, no one will be able to use their cellphones at the event as the vicinity will be installed with a technology to nix cellphone use. This means that no one will even be able to post pictures from the Royal Wedding on Twitter or any other website! It seems that people will have to wait for the Royal Wedding to end before they can get all the details on the web.