Prince William Kate Middleton Announce Royal Wedding Date
After waiting eight years to get engaged, Kate will only have to wait about five months to walk down the aisle with her prince. Clarence House has announced that Prince William will marry Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, 2011.
The date – which coincidentally is also St. Catherine’s Day – will allow UK residents a four day weekend. April 29 has been announced as a special bank holiday, while the following Monday is the May Day public holiday.
Mindful of the current economic situation, the cost of the wedding will be shared by the Royal Family and the Middletons, who own a successful online party supply business. However, British tax payers will have to cover the cost of security for the big day.
Westminster Abbey has been chosen as the venue for the anticipated nuptials, for its “staggering beauty, 1,000-year royal history and the intimate feel it maintains despite its size,” the Daily Mail reports.
William and Kate are said to be “over the moon” and are excitedly “calling the shots” with regards to their special day. They’re reportedly putting together a “very traditional” ceremony to showcase “Britain at its best” and hope to have as many people inside the Abbey as possible. They also want to create a “street party” atmosphere outside in the surrounding streets to include as many people possible in their celebrations.
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