Prince William, Kate Middleton unveil new wedding details

5th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain's royal family released new details Wednesday about the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, including the route she will travel on April 29 and the churchmen taking the service.

"Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton have made more decisions on their upcoming wedding," Clarence House, the prince's office, said on the Twitter micromessaging service.

Middleton will travel to Westminster Abbey by car through some of London's most historic sites including The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square, before the service starts at 11:00 am (1000 GMT), it said.

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will marry the royal couple and the Bishop of London will give the address, while the Dean of Westminster will conduct the service.

After tying the knot, William and Kate will make a procession by horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace where the Queen will host a private reception, Clarence House said.

William's father Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, will host a private dinner in the evening "followed by dancing", it added.

William and Kate, both 28, announced their engagement on November 16 after an on-off, eight-year courtship that began at St Andrews University in Scotland.

The prince, the second-in-line to the throne, gave Middleton the engagement ring belonging to his late mother Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

© 2011 AFP

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