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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: News about the Royal Wedding Watch Party

The big day is nearly here, and Union Station Kansas City is ready for it. The Royal Wedding Watch Party — which is free and open to the public — promises to be a major event, and no one is complaining about showing up at 3:00 a.m. to start the festivities. Local and even national media will be on hand to take part in and cover the big party.

Of course, most people who attend just want to share the experience with others, but there are also some great incentives to be on hand from the start. For example, admission to the Diana, A Celebration, exhibition will be free from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Admission will then be just $5.00 until 10:00 a.m.

The first 10 people to arrive at the party will win a Mother’s Day brunch at Harvey’s Union Station and a free ticket to Diana, A Celebration. The first 50 people get a complimentary exhibition ticket, and the first 100 receive a Union Jack and a tiara.

Guests can enter to win tickets to a Jimmy Buffet concert. One lucky bride and groom will win a rehearsal dinner for 20 people. Guests an also enter to win a Mother’s Day gift package that includes brunch at Harvey’s Union Station, a complimentary ticket to Diana, A Celebration, and a catalog of the exhibition.

Two VIP tickets to Celebration at the Station, featuring the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra on Memorial Day will be given away, along with many other prizes, including a night at the Westin Crown Center Hotel, Union Station Kansas City membership, QT gas card, NBC gift baskets, $25 gift certificate to Jack Stack BBQ, and Diana memorabilia.

To top it all off, a grand giveaway will be announced. All that can be said right now is that the giveaway has a value of $25,000.

Indications are that the Royal Wedding Watch Party crowd will be large, so it would be wise to arrive early and find a comfortable spot near the video monitors that will carry live coverage of the wedding.

The day does not end when the wedding is over. The ceremony will be replayed all day. From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., a Royal Wedding Reception will feature champagne and the official chocolate biscuit wedding cake. Union Station members can enjoy this event at no charge. Nonmembers pay just $8.50.

Updates on the royal wedding and the Union Station Royal Wedding Watch Party are available at facebook.com/unionstationkcmo. Twitter followers can find the information @unionstationkc.

Regular tickets for Diana, A Celebration, are available through all Ticketmaster locations, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org.

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Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: Kate and William’s royal wedding schedule

It all happens in the middle of the night here in the Midwest. When it is 8:00 a.m. in London, it is 2:00 a.m. here. However, the six-hour time difference seems to be a small inconvenience for American fans of Princess Diana’s son Prince William and his wife-to-be Kate Middleton. The word is that many people plan to take the day off entirely to enjoy the spectacle on television.

In Kansas City, royal wedding watchers will gather for the all-day Union Station Royal Wedding Watch Party, which begins at 3:00 a.m. That’s about 45 minutes before the first guests begin arriving at the site of the royal wedding — Westminster Abbey in London.

According to ABC News, this is how the event will unfold. All times are Kansas City:

2:15 a.m.: General guests begin arriving at Westminster Abbey, entering through the Great North Door

4:10 a.m.: Prince William and Best Man Prince Harry leave Clarence House for the five-minute drive to Westminster Abbey

4:20 a.m.: The mother of the bride, Carole Middleton, and the brother of the bride, James Middleton leave the Goring Hotel for Westminster Abbey, and foreign royal families arrive at Westminster Abbey

4:30 a.m.: Carole Middleton and James Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey

4:40 a.m.: The groom’s family arrives at Westminster Abbey, including his uncle, Prince Andrew with daughters Beatrice and Eugenie; his aunt, Princess Anne and her husband; and his aunt and uncle, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who will all enter through the Great West Door.

4: 42 a.m.: Prince Charles and Camilla, William’s stepmother arrive at Westminster Abbey

4:45 a.m.: The last wedding guests, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive at Westminster Abbey

10:48 a.m.: Kate Middleton’s bridesmaids and Prince William’s page boys depart the Goring Hotel to arrive five minutes before the wedding ceremony begins

The Union Station Royal Wedding Watch party is free and open to the public. Admission to Diana, A Celebration will be free from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and just $5.00 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The exhibit, which chronicles the life and work of Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, will be open until 9:00 p.m. with regular admission prices in effect after 10:00 a.m.

Tickets for Diana, A Celebration, are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, the Union Station ticket office, the Sprint Center box office and www.unionstation.org.

For more details about the Union Station Royal Wedding Watch Party, see “Diana, A Celebration, Union Station Kansas City: It’s Royal Wedding Watch Party time,” posted here April 18, 2011.

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