Royal Wedding Seating Plans Released
A seating plan has been released ahead of the royal wedding ceremony for Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011. The couple’s nearest and dearest will be able to witness the wedding ceremony for themselves whilst more than 1,000 of those in the Abbey will have to rely upon video screens to follow the service.
However, if you look back to the wedding of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) to Prince Philip in 1947, you’ll see that their nearest and dearest were even closer to the ceremony. The Queen Mother and the King, together with other immediate family, were seated in the Sanctuary itself and were able to witness the nuptials at very close quarters.
Prince William and Kate’s immediate family members will still be very close – seated in the North and South Lanterns (see the PDF for more details). If you look at photos of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding, you’ll see that they’ll be seated just before the steps of the Sanctuary, in line with where the Page Boys stood.
Take a look at this Royal Wedding Seating Plan in Westminster Abbey. This plan is courtesy of the Telegraph.
Prince William and Kate Middleton chose the Abbey for its intimacy despite its size, as well as its 1,000-year Royal history and majestic beauty.
About 1,000 people will sit in the section of the Abbey in front of the Quire, a partition in the building which restricts the view of the altar to anyone behind it, giving it the feel of a large parish church.
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