Royal wedding procession route mapped

Britain’s Royal Parks Web site has posted an interactive map of the route of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding procession. The map shows the route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, where the couple are to marry April 29. It displays in another color the reverse ride back as well as short descriptions (complete in gilded gold frames) of 11 London landmarks the couple and the wedding party will pass.

A reference to the parks site’s map was posted on the couple’s official wedding Web site, at www.officialroyalwedding2011.org. Royal officials launched the site last week, saying it would be “regularly updated with exclusive content, including photo galleries, features, videos and links to important information for visitors on the day.” This week photos from the Middleton family album were posted, along with a biography of bride-to-be Kate. It is a site of public information, so private visits, such as the couple’s visit to Westminster Abbey Tuesday night, are not noted.

The 11 sites noted on the interactive map are: Buckingham Palace (official London home of the queen, and where she will host a reception immediately after the wedding next month); Clarence House (the London home of Princes Charles, William and Harry, and the duchess of Cornwall); the Mall (the main route of the procession); Horse Guard’s Parade; Women of World War II Monument; Downing Street; Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Cenotaph; HM Treasury; Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; and Westminster Abbey.

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