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W E ST M IN STER A B B EY By the numbers At Geoffrey Chaucer (died) 1400 peace Oliver Cromwell Sir Isaac Newton 1658 With its oldest parts dating to 1050, the abbey is the traditional place of coronation and burial for English monarchs Plae The church 1727 is better Samuel Johnson known for 1784 Prince William eở Catherine Midəleton Coronations 38 Charles Dickens 1870 burials than Resting place for monarchs 17 Charles Darwin 1882 ce marriages; famous Thomas Hardy people Rudyard Kipling Weddings 15 1928 Regular seating 2,000 1936 buried Sir Laurence Olivier 1989 Seating for 1953 coronation 8,200 of Queen Elizabeth II at abbey: Westminster Abbey has nearly 1,000 years of history; it will be the spot where Prince William and Kate Middleton exchange vows on April 29, 2011. Royal weddings Henry VII's Lady Chapel Constructed 1503-1519; said to be one of the most perfect buildings ever erected in England For more than five centuries there were no royal weddings at the abbey; the last one was more than 20 years ago Chapel of St. John the Baptist Contains funeral monuments from the 14th to the 19th century Nov. 11, 1100 King Henry I Jan. 4, 1243 Richard, Earl of Cornwall (later king of Germany) April 9, 1269 Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, son of Henry III Chapel of St. Paul April 30, 1290 Joan of Acre, daugher of Edward I July 8, 1290 Margaret, daughter of Edward I Rose window Jan. 20, 1382 King Richard II Designed by Sir James Thornhill Chapter House Built between 1245-1253, monks met in the octagonal room every day for prayer and to discuss the day's work; Parliament met here in the 14th century before transferring across the road to the Palace of Westminster St. Edward's Feb. 27, 1919 Princess Patricia of Connaught Chapel Contains the crowning chair Chapel of St. Nicholas in 1722 and Feb. 28, 1922 Princess Mary, daughter of George V altered in the late 19th century North transept April 26, 1923 King George VI High altar Chapel of St. Edmund Nov. 29, 1934 Edward, the Duke of Kent, son of George V Nov. 20, 1947 Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) Choir Consists May 6, 1960 Princess Margaret, daughter of George VI of 30 boys and 12 professional adult singers; sing daily Poets' Corner Tombs of famous April 24, 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent British authors such Nov. 14, 1973 Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II as Shakespeare and Dickens July 23, 1986 Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth || During a royal wedding, the royal family traditionally sits on the right-hand side of the church, with the guests of the bridegroom Main entrance Between the western towers; towers built in 1722-45 in Portland stone, designed by Nicholas The nave Took 150 years to build; 35 ft. (11 m) wide and 101 ft. (31 m) high Hawksmoor Рух Chamber Monastery Hall Originally used by monks for meditation and exercise Museum Westminster Abbey New heights Revolutionary flying buttresses allowed high ceilings without massively thick walls in the Gothic-style abbey Outward thrust Flying buttress Flag days A flagpole on the north tower flies flags of the Commonwealth nations on their national days Weight pushing outward Carved fan vaulted ceiling in the Lady Chapel v innnenon Abbey flag Bears the coat of arms of Westminster Abbey; flown on all occasions of local importance and significance SEVENZNANA The Flying buttresses support the roof in the nave Rogal Day The schedule CO00000000 The Mall Reception route Getting the invite 10:30 a.m. Prince William and Kate Middleton travel to service; Middleton will travel in a 1977 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI Wedding service Westminster Abbey 1,900 people Buckingham Palace Primary residence of the British monarch 11 a.m. Wedding service Reception Buckingham Palace 600 people 12 p.m. Couple will travel in an open-topped 1902 State Landau horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace, crossing Parliament Square before going along Whitehall, Horse Guards Road and The Mall Dinner Buckingham Palace 300 people Around the world 12:30 p.m. The queen will give a reception at Buckingham Palace St. James Park When to watch: 12 p.m. Paris 6 p.m. The Prince of Wales will give a private dinner at the palace for the couple, their close friends and family followed by dancing 6 p.m. Hong Kong 100 miles Key players 100 km Birdcage Walk Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams Marries couple Scotland Victoria St. Dean of Westminster, John Robert Hall Conducts service 2 p.m. Abu Dhabi U.K. 8 p.m. Sydney Westminster Abbey Belongs directly to the monarch, not to a diocese or province of the church Bishop of London, Richard Chartres Gives address England Best man Harry, Prince William's brother Londonx Maid of honor Phillippa, Middleton's sister 3 a.m. Los The procession 6 a.m. New York Angeles Five carriages will transport the newlyweds, their wedding party and family Eighteen horses will pull the carriages to Buckingham Palace © 2011 MCT Source: Clarence House, Westminster Abbey, Dean and Chapter of Westminster Graphic: Melina Yingling Whitehall Horse Guards Rd.

Grand Palace

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Cutaway drawing of Westminster Abbey, site of British royal wedding April 29, with facts about the Abbey.




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