For those American viewers who are planning to get up super early — or just stay up all night — to watch the royal wedding, here’s a guide to what look for — and when it will happen. (All times are Eastern.)
— 3:15 a.m. — Guests begin arriving at the Great North Door of London’s Westminster Abbey.
— 4:50 a.m. — Governors-general and prime ministers of realm countries, the diplomatic corps and other distinguished guests arrive at the abbey.
— 5:10 a.m. — Prince William and Prince Harry leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey.
— 5:15 a.m. — The princes arrive at Westminster Abbey.
— 5:20 a.m. — Members of foreign royal families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace.
— 5:27 a.m. — Middleton’s mother, Carole, and brother, James, arrive at the abbey.
— 5:30 a.m. — Select members of Britain’s royal family arrive at the abbey.
— 5:40 a.m. — Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, leave Buckingham Palace for the abbey as Prince Andrew and daughters Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie; Prince Edward and his wife, Sophie; Princess Anne and her husband Timothy Laurence arrive for the ceremony.
— 5:42 a.m. — Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrive at the abbey from Clarence House.
— 5:45 a.m. — The queen and Prince Philip arrive at the abbey.
— 5:51 a.m. — The bride, accompanied by her father, Michael, leaves the Goring Hotel for the abbey.
— 5:55 a.m. — Bridesmaids and pages arrive at the abbey from the Goring Hotel.
— 6:00 a.m. — The bride arrives. Marriage ceremony, which will be relayed on audio speakers along the wedding route, begins.
— 7:15 a.m. — William and his new wife emerge from the abbey and depart in the 1902 State Landau, a carriage, and travel to Buckingham Palace, followed by the queen.
— 7:30 a.m. — The bride’s carriage procession arrives at Buckingham Palace, followed by members of Britain’s royal family and other foreign royals 10 minutes later.
— 7:40 a.m. — Guests for the wedding reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.
— 8:25 a.m. — William and Middleton, accompanied by the queen and their families, appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
— 8:30 a.m. — The royals watch a ceremonial flypast from the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight before returning inside for the queen’s reception for some 600 guests.
— 1 p.m. — Private reception begins at Buckingham Palace for 300 guests.