Westminster Abbey

With a history that dates back more than a thousand years, Westminster Abbey has played an important role in the life of the Royal Family, and has hosted 15 Royal weddings.

Read more about the Abbey's Royal history.

Decorations

The floral displays were created by London-based floral designer Shane Connolly. They featured seasonal growing and cut British flowers and trees, including six English Field Maple and two Hornbeam.

Bell Ringing

The Abbey's ten bells were rung prior to the wedding for up to half an hour. After the  service a full peal of 5,000 changes were rung taking in excess of three hours. Full peals are rung on the Abbey's bells only for significant occasions. The ringers do this without a break and need to concentrate throughout.

Seating Plan

North Lantern
-    Miss Middleton's immediate family and friends
-    Prince William and Miss Middleton's friends
-    The Spencer Family

South Lantern
-    The British Royal Family
-    Members of Foreign Royal Families

North Transept
-    Prince William and Miss Middleton's friends

South Transept
-    Governors General
-    Members of the Diplomatic Corps
-    Middleton Family friends

Stalls North
-    Representatives of the Church and other Faiths
-    Prince William and Miss Middleton's Friends

Stalls South
-    Members of the Cabinet
-    Prince William and Miss Middleton's Friends

North Nave
-    Guests of the Prince of Wales
-    Members of the General Congregation

South Nave
-    Representatives of the Church and other Faiths
-    Members of the General Congregation

 

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