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Westminster Abbey possible location for royal wedding

17 NOVEMBER 2010

Royal watchers the globe over are a buzz with excitement at the prospect of one of the biggest royal weddings of the last few decades.

But the burning question is when and where will Kate Middleton and Prince William tie the knot?



The official announcement said the couple would wed in London.

And the most likely venues have been named as Westminster Abbey (above) and St Paul's Cathedral (below), where William's father wed his mother Princess Diana in 1981.

Back then, Charles and his first wife had their reception at Buckingham Palace – and this could be a possibility for William and Kate.

As far as dates go, sources have hinted that July 8 is one of the strongest possibilities. Although this would be rather close to Prince Albert of Monaco's July 2 wedding to Charlene Wittstock.





August 12 and 13 are also being touted as possibilities, after aides have apparently made 'discreet overtures' to senior Westminster Abbey staff about those dates.

Unlikely dates include June 10, which is the Duke of Edinburgh's 90th birthday and June 11 – the Trooping of the Colour.

May 15 will also probably be out as it's the FA Cup final at Wembley.

There is talk of an extra Bank Holiday being granted to mark the wedding, though ministers are still debating this.


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