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Prince William to Wed Kate Middleton on Extra-Special Date

November 24, 2010 (9:53 am) GMT
It was revealed that Prince William will wed his fiancee on April 29, 2010, a date that reflects Middleton's real first name Catherine, 29 April is the date of the Feast of Saint Catherine of Siena.
Prince William, Kate Middleton

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, November 23 they will wed at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29 next year following their engagement in October.

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 organizing 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.

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