Buckingham Palace is the ofcial London residence for the British Monarchy. Set in the verdurous
surroundings of St. James’s Park, the Palace’s East Front will be a fantastic location to witness thebeginning and end of the wedding procession. A horse drawn parade will be led from its frontgates and The Queen will host the wedding’s reception celebration within its walls.
Designed by John Nash, Clarence House is the Royal residence home to The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William and Prince Harry. It was formerly the home of The Queenand Queen Mother between 1953 and 2002; this early 19th century home is attached to St. James’sPalace. It features prominently on the Mall and will be subject to much attention prior to the wedding.
Leading from Buckingham Palace to Trafalgar Square, the Mall is to be closed to trafc during the
Royal wedding – acting as the main route of the procession. Expected to become the centre of celebrations, it will be adorned with decorations to mark the occasion. More than one millionpeople packed the Mall to witness the public displays that marked The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
HORSE GUARDS PARADE
Host to Trooping of the Colour and Beating Retreat, Horse Guards Parade is a parade groundbacking onto St. James’s Park. The national celebration point of the Monarch’s birthday, it will host the volleyball competition in the 2012 Olympics. The Royal Naval Division Memorial and theGuards Memorial are both featured in the square.
WOMEN OF WORLD WAR II MONUMENT
A monument to the role of women in the war effort during World War II. Completed in 2005
and dedicated by The Queen, the monument’s lettering reects the typeface used on ration
books during the war. Featuring the uniforms of women workers this monument has come to represent a testament to equal rights in modern Britain.
The most famous address in Britain, Downing Street hosts the ofcial residences of
the most senior British cabinet ministers. While traditionally number 10 hosted thePrime Minister, recent government leaders have chosen to be domicile at number 11. A few minutes walk from the Houses of Parliament, and close to Buckingham Palace, this address will be passed on the procession.
THE ROYAL WEDDING