Sunday, February 20, 2011

From The Office of Lord Chamberlain’s Office

Distributed by the Lord Chamberlain's office, the invites to "the Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G. with Miss Catherine Middleton" stipulate that attendees of the 11 a.m. ceremony are expected to dress in "uniform, morning coat or lounge suit.

The Lord Chamberlain’s Office is responsible for organising those elements of The Queen's programme that involve ceremonial activity.
Despite its name, the Lord Chamberlain’s Office is as independent of the Lord Chamberlain as the other Departments. It is headed by the Comptroller.
The Central Office is responsible for managing the two inward State Visits by overseas Heads of State each year, Investitures, Garden Parties, the State Opening of Parliament, the Garter and Thistle Services, Swan Upping, Royal Warrants, Trade Marks, Royal Insignia, Ceremonial Body Guards, the Crown Jewels, and part-time and honorary appointments, including the Ecclestiastical and Medical Households. It organises Royal weddings and funerals and other special events.

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