The countdown is on. In exactly two weeks, Prince William and Kate Middleton will exchange their vows in a magnificent Royal Wedding. As the days creep nearer, ABC’s Good Morning America reveals its plans to cover what is certain to be one of the most widely watched television events in decades. Millions of TV viewers across the globe are expected to tune in to the Royal Wedding on Friday, April 29th. Here’s how ABC and Good Morning America will cover the auspicious occasion.
Beginning on Monday, April 25th and continuing throughout the week, GMA anchor Robin Roberts will broadcast live from London. GMA has a team of fashion, etiquette and entertainment experts to give viewers insider access to the biggest wedding event since Prince Charles married Diana Spencer on July 28, 1981. A worldwide audience of 750 million tuned in to watch the royal nuptials.
On Friday, April 29th, live Royal Wedding coverage will begin on Good Morning America starting at 4:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. London time). The live coverage will begin with the royal carriage carrying Kate Middleton along the parade route. The route will pass along The Mall, Horse Guards Road, Horse Guards Parade, through Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, along the south side of Parliament Square and into Broad Sanctuary.
By 10:40 a.m. (5:40 a.m. EST), members of the British royal family will arrive at Westminster Abbey, including the Duke of York and his daughters, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and the Princess Royal. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will follow and Her Majesty the Queen will be the last of the royals to arrive.
Finally, the bride will arrive, accompanied by her father.
The service is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. (6:00 a.m. EST) and afterwards, the newlyweds will make their way along the parade route to Buckingham Palace. Upon arrival at the palace, the new couple will appear on the balcony overlooking the Mall with their families at which point the Royal Air Force will perform a fly past with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Throughout the morning, Good Morning America’s army of correspondents will cover every detail of the big day.
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