Prince William - Prince William To Marry Kate On April 29

Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on April 29, 2011, it has been announced.

The couple - who revealed their engagement to the world last week - will tie the knot at Westminster Abbey in London and the date will be a public holiday in the UK.

The venue has extra significance for William as it was the venue for his mother Princess Diana's funeral in September 1997.

At a briefing at St James's Palace, the prince's private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said: "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.

"The venue has long associations with the Royal Family - it is in many ways the Royal Family's church - and of course with Prince William personally.

"They're on cloud nine like any other newly engaged couple and they're now getting stuck into organising their wedding. I've never seen two happier people which is fabulous."

British Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed the day will be a national holiday, saying: "The wedding of Kate and William will be a happy and momentous occasion. We want to mark the day as one of national celebration - a public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day."

It has been revealed the cost of the wedding and honeymoon is going to be shared by the Royal Family and the Middletons, but the costs incurred for things such as security and policing will be will be picked up by taxpayers.

Mr. Lowther-Pinkerton added: "The details of who pays for what haven't been worked through yet but the Middleton family are very, very keen to contribute.

William - who is second in line to the British throne - and Kate want the nuptials to be "a classic British occasion" and "a classic example of what Britain does best".


Tags: Prince William - Celebration - David Cameron - Example - Kate Middleton


More Prince William

Wimbledon 2014: Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Jackman & Keira Knightley Watch Epic Men's Final [Pictures]

Celebrities flocked to South London over the past fortnight to see the stars of the tennis court compete at Wimbledon. Stars from around the world...

Pippa Middleton Discusses Being "Publicly Bullied", Her "Dear" Nephew Prince George, And "Unexpected" Royal Wedding Attention

Pippa Middleton has finally opened up on plenty of subjects that have been the subject of media speculation for some time. The 30 year-old sister...

Kate Middleton To Cheer On Tour De France Teams At Opening Ceremony

Cycling is certainly the sport du jour and is gripping the nation with Britons out on their bikes enjoying the warmer weather and planning Tour...

Kate Controversy: Duchess of Cambridge Forced To Hire "Female Minder" To Maintain Privacy

You know the paparazzi have gone overboard, when Kate Middleton has to hire a minder to make sure her privacy isn’t invaded. That happened this...


Prince William Hosts Star-Studded Gala, Thanks Ralph Lauren For New Breast Cancer Ward

Prince William is definitely in one of our top two favourite royals (Prince Harry’s in there too, we just can’t decide which of the brothers...

Prince William Flies Coach After Attending Friend's Memphis Wedding

Prince William is quite the frugal royal.The Duke of Cambridge doesn't always act or get treated like the heir to the throne.William shocked fellow travellers...

Princes Harry And William Continue US Tour, Attend Guy Pelly's Memphis Wedding

Princes Harry and William’s trip to Graceland in the US to attend Guy Pelly’s wedding might have slipped under the media radar, if it wasn’t...

He's Got Prince William and Harry At His Wedding, But Who Is Guy Pelly?

Princes’ William and Harry are about to jet off to the States for the wedding of their good friend Guy Pelly this weekend. Pelly has...



Prince William Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Prince William

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All