05:40AM, Saturday 19 May 2018
23:40pm: Incase anyone is still reading this the road closures have now been lifted in Windsor
A statement fromCllr Phil Bicknell, cabinet member for highways, transport and Windsor said: “We are pleased to advise that the road closures in central Windsor / on the routes into Windsor have now been lifted.
“We would like to thank both our residents and the many well-wishers and visitors for their patience while the road closures were in place.”
19:25pm: The evening reception is now taking place at Frogmore House and the Royal couple have changed outfits.
A statement from the palace says: "The Bride's evening dress is designed by Stella McCartney and is a bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe.
"The Bride is wearing shoes from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh, with soles painted in baby blue.
"Ms. Markle's hair has been styled for the Evening Reception by George Northwood."
And for the car fans....
"The couple travelled from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power."
18:03pm: Cllr Phil Bicknell, cabinet member for highways, transport and Windsor at the Royal Borough said the council is working hard to get Windsor back to normal.
He said: "Now that the formal celebrations are over, we are working hard to ensure that Windsor returns to normal as quickly as possible to reduce the impact on our residents and businesses.
“We will be working throughout the night and over the next few days to dismantle some of the additional infrastructure put in place and to ensure that town is clean and tidy.”
17:37pm: People are being urged to use Windsor and Eton Riverside Station due to Windsor and Eton Central being very busy.
You can also get a free bus from Alexander Gardens Coach Park which will take you to Slough.
16:33pm: We can confirm the clean up has begun for all of you worrying about the mess!
16:30pm: We are now back at the office and working hard to put up all our pictures from today!
16:00pm: Sir Elton John has performed at the lunchtime reception for guests celebrating the wedding.
The reception has been hosted by the Queen at St George's Hall in Windsor Castle.
14:35pm: We know you're all dying to know what food is being served at the lunchtime reception hosted by the Queen so here we go. Tasty!
Guests will be served a selection of canapés, including:
· Scottish Langoustines wrapped in Smoked Salmon with Citrus Crème Fraiche
· Grilled English Asparagus wrapped in Cumbrian Ham
· Garden Pea Panna Cotta with Quail Eggs and Lemon Verbena
· Heritage Tomato and Basil Tartare with Balsamic Pearls
· Poached Free Range Chicken bound in a Lightly Spiced Yoghurt with Roasted Apricot
· Croquette of Confit Windsor Lamb, Roasted Vegetables and Shallot Jam
· Warm Asparagus Spears with Mozzarella and Sun-Blush Tomatoes
Guests will also be served a selection of bowl food, including:
· Fricassee of Free Range Chicken with Morel Mushrooms and Young Leeks
· Pea and Mint Risotto with Pea Shoots, Truffle Oil and Parmesan Crisps
· Ten Hour Slow Roasted Windsor Pork Belly with Apple Compote and Crackling
Sweet canapés will also be served, including:
· Champagne and Pistachio Macaroons
· Orange Crème Brûlée Tartlets
Miniature Rhubarb Crumble Tartlets
14:30pm: Great Western Railway says there is a two hour wait for trains home
#RoyalWedding TRAVEL UPDATE:— GWR Help (@GWRHelp) May 19, 2018
Queue times at Windsor & Eton Central are now at two hours. We've got plenty of trains to get you all home so you can relax a bit. We will let you know once things get quieter.
13:45pm: Beautiful shot of the couple leaving the chapel
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gather with their family and friends outside the Chapel, and are greeted by 200 guests involved with organisations closely associated with the couple #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/L8MX4me9t7— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2018
13:44pm: And is if the day couldn't get any better...you can now get on a special carriage back to your own home....
13:43pm: Here is the couple as they set off
13:41pm: The procession is now over and the couple are making their way back to the castle
13:30pm: Here come the newlyweds
13:24pm: Crowds cheer as the carriage procession passes
12:40PM: There seems to be mixed reviews about Bishop Michael Curry
Crowd clapping now that Michael Curry has finished. Don’t know if it’s claps of relief or admiration— Grace Witherden (@GraceW_BM) May 19, 2018
Wish Michael Curry could do motivational speeches for me before each working day. What an address.— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 19, 2018
12:45pm: Updates from Dave as the guests arrive
The Queen and Prince Philip. He’s moved comfortably out of the car which bodes well from the recent op. pic.twitter.com/PUupJR9p8Q— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 19, 2018
12:30pm: Great pictures from Ian
11:59am: Some info from Kensington Palace about the dress
"Ms. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress has been designed by the acclaimed British designer, Clare Waight Keller. Ms. Waight Keller last year became the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givenchy.
"Ms. Markle expressed the wish of having all 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony. Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of each Commonwealth country united in one spectacular floral composition."
11:57am: Cllrs Natasha and Michael Airey with their five-month-old baby are here at the Guildhall
11:51am: The Town Crier is a babe
11:47am: Prince Harry has arrived
11:40am: What a view!
11:30am: Meghan Markle has left Cliveden
11:20am: The procession route is now closed
#RoyalWedding TRAVEL UPDATE:— GWR Help (@GWRHelp) May 19, 2018
The procession route in Windsor has now been closed to additional members of the public. Those who arrive in Windsor now will be directed to Alexandra Park.
11:14am: Information about the wedding rings has been released by Kensington Palace.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen Cleave and Company to make their rings.
Prince Harry's ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish.
Both rings were crafted in the Cleave workshop.
The rings will be carried to St George's Chapel on the day of the Wedding by The Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as Best Man.
11:11am: There's a lot of police here today
10:50am: LOST DOG ALERT
— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 19, 2018
10:45am: The Clooney's have arrived
George and Amal Clooney arrived in the same group of guests as the Beckhams. What a minibus ride that would be. pic.twitter.com/Iz8bld0HPs— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 19, 2018
10:35am: Murphy James from Windsor Homeless Project has thanked members of the public for their support
He said: " The amount of worldwide support we have received over the past 4 months is incredible and we cannot thank you enough. Without your help and support, we would not have been able to aid in the housing of over 50 individuals in the past 2 years and we hope to continue in this vain for as long as their are vulnerable people being forced to live on the streets.
"Most people know about the merchandise we have for sale at www.ForRicherForPoorer.org but I can now reveal that thanks to our friends at ‘Thortful’ we have two cards for sale too.
"The cards are available to buy from www.thortful.com or you can purchase the two cards from outside St. John the Baptist Church on High Street, Windsor between 8.30am till 12pm. These cards are limited to 1000 and have the words ‘I WAS THERE’ embossed on them. If you want to own a truly unique item, whilst donating to the the Windsor Homeless Project, this is your chance."
"Thank you so much and enjoy the wedding!"
The King of England draws huge applause from the crowds here. pic.twitter.com/iz9yvNcCzf— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 19, 2018
10:25am: George has created a competition
10:20am: Hotel guests eager to get a view of the crowds
10:18am: Former mayor Sayonara Luxton enjoying the action
10:00am: We're sorry to announce we won't be able to provide you with any James Blunt content today
I was too slow to get a picture of James Blunt. Would’ve been a big addition to the #RoyalWedding content.— David Lee (@DavidLee_BM) May 19, 2018
09:45am: Because if you're a Mr Bean impersonator where else would would you want to be today
09:43am:The band has really livened things up here!
09:30:am: Great atmosphere from the Corn Exchange at Windsor Guildhall
GWR have also moved 4,500 from Slough to Windsor so far!
09:20am: Great Western Railway have tweeted queue times for those travelling by train
#RoyalWedding TRAVEL UPDATE: Queue times at Slough are between 90-120 minutes towards Harry and Meghan Central.— GWR Help (@GWRHelp) May 19, 2018
08:45am: Join the queue girls!
Sandra, Trisha and Lorraine all the way from Warrington.— George Roberts (@GeorgeR_BM) May 19, 2018
‘Harry, give up on her and take me!’ pic.twitter.com/mdjqx58Dwz
08:30am: Some great pics from Ian. Feel free to send us your pictures, either tag us on twitter @ExpressSeries or email them in firstname.lastname@example.org
08:25am: Shout out to all the volunteers today!
08:15am: Kensington Palace has announced the titles. Prince Harry will become His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex and Ms Meghan Markle will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex
08:15am: Everyone is getting in the spirit - even the workers from Limes Dine In Bakery. Lots of people coming in to grab teas and coffees
08:12am: Some very enterprising folk making a killing from selling flags. Overhead some being sold for £6.50!!
08:06am: Businesses in Windsor are benefitting from the crowds today
08:01am: Dave is now in position outside the St George's Chapel where the couple are due to get married
07:56am: If you're rocking up to the Royal Wedding you need to look part
07:41am: Everyone is getting into the spirit
07:30am: The trains are very busy as crowds come in from London
06:30am: Grace has started the #RoyalWeddingDogs thread! Send us your pics
— Grace Witherden (@GraceW_BM) May 19, 2018
06:10:am: It's very busy on the Long Walk. There are already big queues for the food van
06:00am: Today reporting for the wedding we have David Lee, George Roberts and Grace Witherden, Tharsa Sakthipakan and Sophie Williams.
And taking pictures we have Emma Sheppard and Ian Longthorne.
05:38am: Good morning! Follow this blog for updates from the big day!
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