A souvenir Official Programme will be published to mark the marriage of Prince William with Miss Catherine Middleton.
A souvenir Official Programme will be published to mark the marriage of Prince William with Miss Catherine Middleton. Official Programmes have long been a Royal tradition, and they were produced to mark the weddings of The Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981 and The Duke and Duchess of York in 1986.
The Programme will include the full Order of Service (as used by guests in the Abbey), a personal message of thanks from Prince William and Catherine Middleton, and a never-before-seen photo of the couple taken by photographer Mario Testino. The Official Programme will feature Prince William’s Coat of Arms on the front cover and Catherine Middleton’s new Coat of Arms on the back.
The Programme will be sold by 60 Explorer Scouts and 80 Cadets (supervised by adults) for £2 per copy at various locations along the wedding route and surrounding area on the 29th April. Proceeds from the sale of the Official Programme will go to benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
The Programme will also be available to download for free from the Official Royal Wedding website, www.officialroyalwedding2011.org, from 24 hours before the Wedding.
Haymarket Network was chosen to design and produce the official programme on behalf of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
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Cadets and Scouts
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.
In addition to Explorer Scouts supplying programmes to the public 250 Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts from as far as Manchester, Bradford, Carmarthen, Warwickshire and Cardiff will also be travelling to London to take part in the celebrations for the Royal Wedding.
The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry
The Foundation’s mission 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.