The Day Before the Royal Wedding

The Day Before the Royal Wedding

Here comes the bride! Kate Middleton waved to cheering well-wishers outside her hotel today. Earlier Kate, in a ruffled white cardigan and printed dress, was back at Westminster Abbey for one last rehearsal.  

Prince Harry, Kate's mother Carole, and the bridesmaids were all there for the final run-through. Their motorcade was greeted with thunderous applause by spectators who are already camped outside the Abbey. Kate beamed in the back seat.

"She looks positively radiant. She must be so excited, the whole nation is behind her," says Special Correspondent Amanda Holden.

The interior of Westminster Abbey has been transformed into an English garden, with Kate's 'avenue of trees' all set up. And the official wedding program has just been released. It includes a never before seen photo of the picture-perfect couple. Will and Kate look ecstatic, side-by-side in matching white shirts.
The 27-page program also has a heartfelt message of thanks to the world:   

"The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply."
They signed their names 'William' and 'Catherine.'

There is also news about Will and Kate's music choices for the ceremony. The chosen songs have very deep meaning to the couple. One of the hymns to be played is a touching tribute to William's mother, the late Princess Diana.
The hymn, titled "Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer," blared through Westminster Abbey at Princess Diana's funeral.

Special Correspondent Andrew Morton was one of Diana's most trusted confidants.

"Diana's spirit will be there, overlooking William and Catherine as they take their vows," he tells INSIDE EDITION.

Two sewing machines were brought into the hotel. Super skinny Kate apparently needs last minute alterations on her dress.

"It's been said she had to have a few inches taken in at the waist, probably due to excitement and a bit of nerves she's obviously lost a little bit of weight before the wedding," says Holden.

With just hours to go, royal wedding excitement has reached fever pitch, and INSIDE EDITION is in the middle of all the action.

There are throngs of people right in the spot where Kate Middleton will be getting out of her car tomorrow and they're all really excited for the wedding.

Amanda Holden caught up with some of the people camped out on the streets waiting for a glimpse of the bride and groom.

Tom Bradby, the only TV journalist to interview Will and Kate, says the bride and groom are trying their best to "block out the terror" of two billion people watching their wedding.

"They are putting on a show, but they're not natural showmen," says Morton.