Prince William - Prince William Honours Fiancee With Special Wedding Date
PRINCE WILLIAM and his bride-to-be KATE MIDDLETON chose an extra-special date for their nuptials - the day of the Feast of St Catherine.
The couple announced on Tuesday (23Nov10) they will wed at London's Westminster Abbey on 29 April next year (11) following their engagement last month (Oct10).
And it later emerged they chose a date that reflects Middleton's real first name Catherine - 29 April is the date of the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena, lauded as one of the greatest female saints of the Catholic Church.
William's private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton says, "They're on cloud nine like any other newly engaged couple and they're now getting stuck into organising their wedding. They are completely over the moon - I've never seen two happier people which is fabulous.
"The couple have chosen to be married at Westminster Abbey on the Feast of St Catherine on Friday 29th April. The couple were moved to choose the venue because of its staggering beauty, its 1,000 years of royal history and its relative intimacy despite its size."
It has also been confirmed Brits will be able to enjoy the wedding in full - the U.K. government has declared 29 April, 2011 a national holiday.