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Royal Wedding update: Official programme, including Order of Service, available online

by Lana Vrz

The Official Programme for the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton is now available for the public to download for free.

The Official Programme includes the full Order of Service (as used by guests in Westminster Abbey), a personal message of thanks from Prince William and Miss Middleton, and a photo of the Couple taken by photographer Mario Testino at the time of the Couple’s engagement.  The Official Programme features Prince William’s recently updated Coat of Arms on the front cover and Catherine Middleton’s new Coat of Arms on the back cover.

The Order of Service includes full details about the processions, music, hymns, prayers and readings.  The Wedding Service follows the Book of Common Prayer (Alternative Services: Series One).  There will be one Lesson during the service, which the Couple have asked James Middleton to read.

The Official Programme will also be available for free electronically in three formats: as a page-turning PDF (using Flash) and an iBook compatible with Apple products, which can be downloaded from the Apple iBookstore. It is also available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF (you will need Adobe Reader to view the file)

On the wedding day, 150,000 copies of the programme will be sold by 60 Explorer Scouts and 80 Cadets (supervised by adults) for £2 per copy at locations in Green Park, Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Trafalgar Square. Profits from the sale of the Official Programme will go to benefit The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.

Notes to editors

The photo

The Mario Testino photograph cannot be downloaded or reused in any way from the print version, Ceros or iBook.  Any organisation wishing to use the imagery should contact Art Partner at: [email protected]  or [email protected].

The Order of Service

If reprinting the Order of Service, please use the following Copyright acknowledgment:

©The Registrars of the Convocations of Canterbury and York, 1965, 1966.

The copyright of the Alternative Services: Series One, material from which is included in this service, is assigned with effect from 1 July 1978 to the Central Board of Finance of the Church of England, and with effect from 1 January 2005 to The Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England.

The scripture reading is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, Anglicized Edition copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

Sale of the Official Programmes

The Official Programme will be sold at the following locations:

  • St. James’s Park – Marlborough Gate, North Horse Ride, Storeyard Triangle and Queen Anne’s Gate, as well as four mobile sales units around the park.
  • Green Park – Green Park Underground Station, as well as two mobile sales units around the park.
  • Hyde Park – Speakers Corner and at the Fun Fair, as well as two mobile sales units around the park.
  • Trafalgar Square – opposite South Africa House, as well as one mobile sales unit opposite Canada House on Cockspur Street.

The Programme

The Programme will be A5 in size and printed on Novatech Matt paper (the cover is 250gsm and the inner pages are 150gsm). The paper is FSC stock produced with 100% Elemental Chlorine Free pulp.

The Programme is designed and produced by Haymarket Network Limited.

Cadets from the Greater London Reserve Forces and Cadets Association representing the Combined Cadet Force, Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force, and Air Training Corps, will be selling the Programmes alongside Explorer Scouts aged 14 to 18 years old from across London.

The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry

The main mission of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry is to fund projects and organisations that create opportunities so all can achieve their full potential, especially those who are vulnerable or damaged by their circumstances or experiences.  The Foundation aims to create lasting change in targeted focus areas and geographies, based on need and the passions and interests of Prince William and Prince Harry.  Early priorities for the Foundation are young people in society, sustainable development at home and overseas and the welfare of veterans and their families.

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