Dinner at Clarence House - Sunday 18 November 2007
Our hosts are TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Joining us:
Guests of Honor Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh....
Prince William, Prince Harry.....
The Duke of York, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Princess Royal and Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence;
Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly, Zara Phillips, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie;
Viscount and Viscountess Linley; Daniel and Lady Sarah Chatto;
The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; The Duke of Kent; Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy; Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey - Monday 19 November 2007
* Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury will lead the Blessing.
* Dame Judi Dench will read a poem by the Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion.
* HRH Prince William will deliver a reading from the Bible, 1 John 4: 7-16.
People invited to the service include:
* The entire Royal Family
* Prime Minister Gordon Brown
* Former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher
* Former Prime Minister Sir John Major
* Some 500 members of Royal Household staff, past and present
* HM's former private secretary Lord (Robin) and Lady (Isabelle) Janvrin
* The schoolboy choristers who sang as the Royal Wedding: Graham Lack, Peter Kirkby, David Weait, Michael Warner, Robert Turner (and others; but these five will carry candles in the procession)
* From the 1947 bridal party: The Hon. Margaret Rhodes (born Elphinstone); Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy; Prince Michael of Kent; Lady Elizabeth Longman (born Lambart)
* Betty Foster, a seamstress of HM's Wedding Dress
* Something like 20 other British couples who married on the same day and so are celebrating their diamond anniversary too
* Her Majesty's Godchildren (sadly this means that the Earl Spencer will be there; see full list
* HRH The Duke's niece, Grand Duchess Princess Margarita of Baden
* The Margrave and Margravine of Baden
* Prince and Princess Ludwig of Baden
* The Aga Khan
* Sir David Attenborough
* Ex-King Constantine (Konstantinos) and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
The total head count: About 2,000 people expected
Following the Service, HM and HRH will unveil a new Jubilee Walkway panoramic panel in Parliament Square.
Malta - Tuesday, 20 November 2007
(the actual anniversary)
* At Barrakka Gardens, HM and HRH will meet 30 randomly selected couples who also married in 1947; they will be greeted there by Prime Minister Gonzi and will plant a tree and unveil a special plaque that will reference the anniversary.
This will be a private visit for HM and HRH before going on to Uganda for CHOGM on the following day.
Full Coverage Links
* The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh's Diamond Wedding Anniversary
* Media centre > Event highlights > Diamond wedding anniversary
* The Royal Family - Telegraph