Guy Ritchie (R) arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding. (Getty Images)more pics »Guy Ritchie, the filmmaker and Madonna's former hubby, arrived at the royal ceremony looking a little shy. He was one of very few "celebrities" invited to the huge affair, but here's a fun fact: he's actually a fifth cousin twice removed to Kate Middleon! (But we could probably all say that about ourselves.)
Kate Middleton and Prince William are set to wed on April 29th at Westminster Abbey ceremony in front of 1,900 guests including a flock of royalty, dignitaries, celebrities, socialites and government officials. The bride is expected to hold a bouquet with a sprig of myrtle from Queen Victoria's wedding bouquet, receive an heirloom wedding band mined from Welsh gold, and gracefully exit in a 1902 State Landau carriage. Queen Elizabeth will host an afternoon horderves fete at Buckingham Palace for 650 guests, followed by a smaller catered dinner hosted by Prince Charles. The newly-royal-weds will head off to a two-week honeymoon on the Necker Islands, a family friend's property.
The Royal Wedding Guest List
It's the ticket of the century...thus far. 1,900 people were invited to the royal wedding, and we have a list of the guests you really care about -- and maybe some you don't. But we promise, we'll keep it to celebs and athletes.
The Best of Prince William and Kate Middleton's Romance
The spectacle that is Prince William and Kate's relationship is something that will never be tangible, but will always be enchanting. Check out some of our favorite fairy tale moments of the royal couple's romance.