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Bahraini prince to skip royal wedding
Bahrain’s Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has decided to decline an invitation to the royal wedding in London, citing the unrest in his country.
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Bahrain prince to miss wedding
Bahrain’s crown prince on Sunday turned down a controversial invitation to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton because of ongoing unrest in the Gulf kingdom.
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THE OFFICIAL ROYAL WEDDING COIN ( ?????? ?????? ???? ) GOES INTO PRODUCTION AT THE ROYAL MINT — The Royal Mint has unveiled the official UK coin commemorating the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on 29th April 2011. The £5 coin, which is being struck to commemorate the wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton, has gone into production at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales. Approved by the Royal Household and the Government, the coin features relaxed, modern portraits of the couple, an approach also evident in the informal use of their names and the date of the wedding circulating their portraits. The obverse bears a portrait of Prince William’s grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen. The coin has been designed by Mark Richards, Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, following an invitation-only tender process involving a handful of British sculptors. His submission was selected by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee, a panel made up of experts in art, design, history and heraldry, chaired at the time of the decision by Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art. Mark Richards said: “It’s a tremendous honour and privilege to have been chosen to design the Royal Wedding coin. As a sculptor I’m used to working in 3D, so my specific challenges were not only capturing the nuances of Catherine Middleton and Prince William’s features, but also faithfully rendering their expressions in such a …
Ceremonial Timings are listed here: The following timings have been confirmed for the Wedding Day: Between 8.15am and 9.45am: The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey. From 9.50am: Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries,the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey. 10.10am The Bridegroom and Prince Henry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.15am. 10.20am Members of Foreign Royal Families arrive at Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace. 10.20am Mrs. Michael (Carole) Middleton and Mr. James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.27am. 10.25am Members of the Royal Family (except those listed below) leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.30am. 10.35am The following Members of the Royal Family leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.40am: – The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence – The Duke of York – Princess Eugenie of York – Princess Beatrice of York – The Earl and Countess of Wessex 10.38am The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.42am. 10.40am The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10.45am. 10.48am The Bridesmaids and Pages leave the Goring Hotel for …