TVNZ has released the confirmed ceremonial timings for the Royal Wedding next week in London so viewers have a detailed TV-guide for the marathon broadcast.
TV ONE’s coverage has been extended for the event. It gets underway at 6pm in ONE News on Friday the 29th of April and continues right through until the official broadcast from the BBC concludes around 12:45am on Saturday morning after the traditional kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
The ceremonial timings were confirmed in London earlier today and have been converted from GMT to NZT for viewers. Please note the timings are still approximate and may change without warning.
TV ONE’s ROYAL WEDDING TV-GUIDE
6:00pm Coverage of the Royal Wedding begins with Wendy Petrie broadcasting ONE News live from London
7:00pm Coverage continues with Mark Sainsbury broadcasting Close Up live from outside Westminster Abbey as invited guests begin to arrive
7:30pm Wendy Petrie presents TV ONE’s A Royal Wedding and links to the official BBC broadcast
7:35pm – 8:45pm General congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey
From 8:50pm Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries (including John Key), the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey
9:10pm The Bridegroom and Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey (arrive at 9:15pm)
9:20pm Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace
9:20pm Carole Middleton (Mother of the Bride) leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey (arrive 9:27pm)
9:25pm Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey (arrive at 9:30pm)
9:35pm The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice of York, Princess Eugenie of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex ,The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence leave Buckingham Palace (arrive at 9:40pm)
9:38pm The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey (arrive at 9.42pm)
9:40pm The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey (arrive at 9.45pm)
9:48pm The Bridesmaids and Pages leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey (arrive at 9.55pm)
9:51pm The Bride, accompanied by Michael Middleton, leaves the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey
10:00pm The Marriage Service begins
Service will be conducted by Very Reverend John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey
Vows will be presided over by Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
Sermon delivered by Right Reverend Richard Chartres
11:15pm 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
11:30pm The Bride’s Carriage Procession arrives at Buckingham Palace
11:40pm Members of the Royal Family and Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Buckingham Palace
From 11:40pm Guests arrive at Buckingham Palace for the Reception
12:25am The Queen and the Bride and Bridegroom, together with their Families, appear on the Balcony to wave to the crowd
12:30am Fly Past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (includes the traditional kiss)
SUMMARY OF TV ONE’s ROYAL WEDDING COVERAGE:
Saturday 23rd April (Easter)
2pm William and Kate: Documentary – it reveals William and Catherine’s intriguing royal courtship and discovers the real Ms Middleton with captivating insight.
Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th April
Petra Bagust co-hosts Breakfast, Wendy Petrie anchors ONE News at 6pm and Mark Sainsbury presents Close Up live from London during wedding week.
Friday 29th April
7am Breakfast: Petra Bagust broadcasts live from London
6pm ONE News: Wendy Petrie begins TV ONE’s lengthy coverage of the Royal Wedding live from Westminster Abbey
7pm Close Up: Mark Sainsbury continues coverage live from London
7:30pm – Sat 12:45am OFFICIAL BROADCAST: Live link to BBC via satellite from London (detail enclosed)
The entire Royal Wedding will also stream LIVE on tvnz.co.nz including the official broadcast from the BBC. Plus the website is currently carrying full text, photograph and video coverage in the lead up to the Royal Wedding and has a video wrap of weekly developments.
Saturday 30th April
7am The Royal Wedding: A two hour highlights package
6pm ONE News: Full coverage of the wedding and world’s reaction to it
8:30pm William and Kate: Movie about the love affair between Prince William and Catherine Middleton, daughter of upper middle class commoners, starring Kiwi actor Nico Evers-Swindell as Prince William.