Princes Charles' marriage blessing to be televised, but not wedding
UPI News Service, 03/18/2005
Prince Charles and his bride-to-be, Camilla Parker-Bowles, have decided to allow television cameras at the blessing of their marriage at Windsor Castle.
But the actual wedding ceremony, a modest appearance in the registry office in Windsor Town Hall, will be strictly private, the Telegraph reports. Only 30 people are expected to attend the civil ceremony, including Prince Charles' two sons, princes William and Harry, and definitely not including his mother, Queen Elizabeth.
The archbishop of Canterbury is to preside over the religious service in St. George's Chapel immediately after the April 8 civil ceremony. With 750 guests invited, the queen in attendance and a reception to follow, it will be an elegant affair, if more muted than Prince Charles' 1981 wedding to Lady Diana Spencer in St. Paul's Cathedral in London.