December 3, 2010

More details on Prince William-Kate Middleton Royal Wedding

After several rumours and speculations about the details of the wedding, the date and location of Prince William and Kate Middleton have been finally confirmed.

Dubbed as the Royal Wedding of the Century, the nuptials is set to happen on April 29, 20100 at the Westminster Abbey, city of London.

The abbey is a traditional royal matrimony site where the weddings of Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother occurred. The funeral of Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, was also held there.

“The venue has long associations with the royal family — it is, in many ways, the royal family’s church — and, of course, with William personally,” Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the prince’s private secretary, told reporters.

Charles and Diana, Prince William’s parents, were married in St. Paul’s Cathedral, but after 15 years the couple divorced, as did three other royal weddings at Westminster Abbey in the past 50 years. 
However, he marriage of Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey survived the test of time and has endured since 1947.  After six years, the queen was crowned at the abbey in June 1953, almost a year after the death of her father King George VI.

The wedding next April is predicted to attract millions around the world, just like  Charles and Diana’s royal wedding.

As for the priest officiating the wedding, sources reveal that the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will most likely grace the matrimony.

The Reverent Michael Macey, senior minor canon at Westminster Abbey, has been put in charge of drawing up the service. Weekly meetings have started to sort out the arrangements.

Meanwhile, Britain's Prince Minister David Cameron has declared the April 29 as a national holiday to let Britons join and witness the royal festivities.

“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,” Cameron said.
Furthermore, the British President said that the wedding, as anticipated by many, will be a “happy and momentous occasion.”

However, those who cannot be at the actual wedding can still feel like they're attending the "real deal.'

Because of the major buzz and excitement of the crowd, British stations are considering airing the royal wedding in 3-D.  

But if ever the plan pushes through, getting featured in 3-D will not be a new experience for the royal family. Queen Elizabeth's coronation was filmed in 3-D as well. The 17-minute video was shown on television in both Britain and Canada. 

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Lyall, Sarah. New York Times. British Royal Wedding set for April 29. (Posted on November 23, 2010) Retrieved December 1, 2010 from

NewsCore. Archbishop of Canterbury expected for royal wedding. (Posted November 27, 2010) Retrieved December 1, 2010 from 

QMI Agency. Royal wedding could be coming in 3-D. (Posted on November 26, 2010) Retrieved December 1, 2010 from

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