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Royal wedding: Official program, new picture of Kate and William released

A new official picture of Prince William and Kate Middleton, photo by Mario Testino.

This post has been corrected. see the note below for details.

Prince William and Kate Middleton's official wedding program was released Thursday on the royal wedding's official website.

Official Royal Wedding Program Available for download as a souvenir for enthusiasts worldwide as a PDF or iBook, the guide offers a complete run-of-show, announcing the processional order for William; his father, Charles, Prince of Wales; her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; the bridal party; and Catherine, on the arm of father Michael Middleton.

"We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives," the pair writes at the top of the 13-page missive from St. James's Palace.

"The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness," they conclude, signing off informally with their first names.

The program is accompanied by a new shot of the couple by Mario Testino, longtime friend of William's late mother, Princesss Diana, the same man who photographed Kate and the prince's engagement protraits. And yes, he's on the guest list.

See the program here

[For the record, 2:30 p.m. April 28: This post originally referred to Queen Elizabeth II as "her royal highness." The proper term to refer to the queen is "her majesty." Thanks to commenter @Richard Grand for the catch.]


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Top photo: Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Credit: Mario Testino / St. James's Palace.

Left photo: Cover of the official program.

Comments () | Archives (21)

May God bless this beautiful couple with longevity, love and happiness and may their leadership change minds and lives.

May the God bless this lovely couple..and take care of them forever!

Elsie and I send our
warm congratulations and
sincere good wishes to Prince William and Kate and wish them many blessings and happiness forever

May the lime light never dim the glow of your hearts dear Will and Kate,
May you share each others laughter forever and a day,
May you be blessed in each and every way,
Forever and a day.
x x x x x x x x x

Please refer to the Queen as "Her Majesty". She is NOT a "Royal Highness". She is the Soverieign. "His/Her Royal Highness is for princes and princesses.

Good luck to an adorable couple, I am looking forward to seeing what the dress looks like , my sister Charlotte is getting married this year also and was borne the same year as HRH Prince William all the best x

As this is the the handwork of God Almighty may He bless the couple with long live and peaceful married life. Amen.

May God Bless you both and may you live happily ever after. You are such a beautiful couple, Diana would be proud.

I wish William and Kate every happiness for their future together. William was born the same year as my eldest daughter. They are a lovely couple and I wish them all the best in their married life.

Am English and have spent the day In London. I have met many many Americans. Those who I have had the pleasure to meet have been simply wonderful.. It has been a pleasure to witness the joy, happiness and support they have shown for our royal family and the wedding, I may not agree with all the American politics and actions but today I have met the real genuine people. Speaking with many of you its obvious that our countries have a bond and I for one am extremely proud of that !

Yeh you have done your screaming and shouting but your unreserved patriotic support is truly overwhelming . Thank You

In all of this celebration can we just pause for a second and remember all victims of TSunamis wars and today the devastating Tornados in Alabama, my prayers are with you.

Thanks Drew, Maggie, Frank, Raj, Mary etc etc for allowing me to share your fun. Enjoy England you are always welcome

Paul (UK)

i would like progam of the royal wadding . and i do wish price william and kate middleton a good life

may the lord bless and keep them safe and a good life

I stayed awake and watched his mother and father marry as I so will stay awake to watch William and Kate. Blessings to this beautiful couple.

Fly your USA flag today !!!!

Our love and best wishes to the loving couple and hope all goes well for them in the future.

An example to all.

Who the heck cares? They are a fake monarchy. They have Zero Power!!! And in the modern world of democracy, why the hell are we still in love with a monarchy and kings and queens? Have we not forgotten that the British Monarchy of yesteryear was one of the most ruthless and corrupt regimes? So pathetic!

Good Luck...may god shine down both of you...and always be true to each other, regardless of any other obligations. It shall see you through anything... Grats...enjoy the day and your lives together..can wait to see you in Canada

We are celebrating the Royal Wedding at Brambletye School with a special day of events including Royal Wedding biscuits and cakes! Three cheers for the happy couple. And to any republicans out there - including Mr Tommy Trojan - just give it a rest for today and let the happy couple enjoy themselves!

there smiles are as fake as ever...

So happy for you on the occasion of your beautiful marriage,your wedding prayer most fitting for the wonderful you will live. You are good people may God Bless you with many Blessings, My sincer good wishes .


im so inspired about there love story,wish them all happiness...


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