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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Royal Wedding Watch survival guide

Commemorative mug, check. Royal trivia cramming, check. Scone carbo-loading, check. But what good is all the preparation if you snooze past Kate’s big dress reveal on Friday morning?

We’ve compiled a live TV and online streaming schedule and minute-by-minute itinerary of the event so you’ll know when to set your alarm (or DVR).

NetworkEST Anchor(s)Online/mobile extras
ABC4 a.m. – 10 a.m.Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters at Buckingham Palace with Robin Roberts at Westminster AbbeyCoverage live-streamed on ABCNews.com, ABC News' iPad and iPhone apps, as well as Facebook, Yahoo!, and Hulu
NBC4 a.m. – 10 a.m. The whole "Today" show crew, plus Brian Williams.NBC Royal Wedding app for iPad
CBS5 a.m. – 9 a.m.Katie Couric, assisted by "Early Show" anchor Erica HillCBSNews.com will simulcast live coverage
MSNBC3 a.m. – 11 a.m.Martin Bashir and Chris Jansing will kick things off, and then the "Morning Joe" cast will take overLive streaming on MSNBC.com
E!4 a.m. – 9 a.m.Giuliana RancicLive streaming on Eonline.com
BBC America3 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Huw EdwardsThe network will air a commercial-free simulcast of the BBC's coverage
CNNStarting at 4 a.m.Piers Morgan, Richard Quest, Anderson Cooper and Kiran Chetry along with British fashion expert Cat DeeleyStreaming from multiple camera angles on CNN.com and through tablet apps
FOX News4 a.m. – 8 a.m.Shepard Smith and Martha MacCallum from Buckingham Palace with Gretchen Carlson and Jonathan Hunt reporting from Westminster AbbeyLive streaming on Foxnews.com
TelemundoStarting at 6 a.m.Telemundo team 
Reelz5 a.m. – 9 a.m.Steve Patterson and Viviana Vigil with Adrian Dickson reporting from Westminster Abbey

The Daily Telegraph published this wedding timetable that we’ve modified to Eastern Daylight Time.

Between 3:15 a.m. and 4:45 a.m.: The vast majority of the 1,900 guests will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey ahead of the 6 a.m. service.

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 his best man Prince Harry leave Clarence House in a Bentley for Westminster Abbey, arriving five minutes later. The route between Buckingham Palace and the abbey goes by the Mall, Horse Guards Road, Horse Guards Parade, through Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Square (the south side) and Broad Sanctuary.

5:10 a.m.: Members of foreign royal families arrive at the abbey from Buckingham Palace.

5:20 a.m.: Kate Middleton’s mother Carole Middleton and brother James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for the abbey. They arrive at the abbey at 5:27.

5:25 a.m.: Members of the royal family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for the abbey, arriving at 5:30.

5:35 a.m.: The following members of the royal family leave Buckingham Palace for the abbey, arriving at 5:40: the duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, the earl and countess of Wessex, the princess royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence.

5:38 a.m.: The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House, arriving at the abbey at 5:42.

5:48 a.m.: The bridesmaids and pages leave the Goring Hotel, arriving at the abbey at 5:55.

5:51 a.m.: The bride and her father Michael Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey in a Rolls Royce.

6:00 a.m.: The marriage service begins.

7:15 a.m.: The carriage procession of the bride and groom with a captain’s escort of the Household Cavalry, followed by the queen’s procession with a sovereign’s escort of the Household Cavalry, leaves the abbey for Buckingham Palace. The bride and groom will be in the 1902 state landau, or the glass coach if it is raining.

7:30 a.m.: The bride’s carriage procession arrives at Buckingham Palace.

7:40 a.m.: Members of the royal family and members of foreign royal families arrive at Buckingham Palace.

7:40 a.m.:Other guests for the reception arrive at Buckingham Palace.

8:25 a.m.: The queen and the bride and groom, together with their families, appear on the balcony.

8:30 a.m.: Fly-past by the Royal Air Force and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

On Friday, catch live blogging of the wedding festivities starting at 4 a.m., and live video streaming beginning at 5 a.m. at washingtonpost.com/royalwedding.

Can’t wait that long? Get instant gratification in the form of these TV specials leading up to the big day.

If you’d rather not Royal Wedding watch alone, you can stop by one of these local early-morning viewing parties featuring champagne, royal impersonators, and of course, plenty of big screens.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  02:06 PM ET, 04/26/2011

 
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