Prince William and Kate 'over the moon' after setting the date

23 NOVEMBER 2010

Betrothed royal couple Prince William and Kate Middleton are "over the moon" about their forthcoming wedding, his private secretary has revealed.

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton said: "They're on cloud nine like any other newly engaged couple and they're now getting stuck into organising their wedding.



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"They are completely over the moon – I've never seen two happier people which is fabulous."

He continued: "The couple have chosen to be married at Westminster Abbey on the Feast of St Catherine on Friday April 29.

"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.




William's grandmother, the Queen, married in Westminster Abbey


"They are very much in charge giving us firm direction about the arrangements."

On the subject on who would pay for the nuptials, he stressed that the "details haven't been worked through yet"

But added: "The Middleton family are very, very keen to contribute."

There have been reports Prince Charles would pay for the reception and Carole and Kate Middleton would foot the bill for the honeymoon and the dress.

Mr Lowther-Pinkerton added that Wills and Kate want their wedding to be "a classic British occasion" and "a classic example of what Britain does best".

He said all concerned want the wedding to be an enjoyable event for the whole country but at the same time being "mindful" of the current economic climate.



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