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On 16 November 2010, it was announced that Prince William of Wales, second in line to the throne in 16 Commonwealth countries, and his girlfriend, Kate Middleton, will marry in 2011. Both William and Kate, who first met in 2001 while studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, were 28 years old at the time of the engagement. The wedding ceremony is due to take place at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011, after which the couple intend to live on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, where Prince William is based as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot.

The Prince and his long-time girlfriend, Kate Middleton, became engaged in October 2010 while on a private holiday in Kenya. Middleton was given the engagement ring that originally belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales —an 18 carat white gold ring with large oval sapphire and 14 round diamonds.

On 16 November 2010, Clarence House, the office of the Prince of Wales, announced that Prince William would marry Middleton "in the spring or summer of 2011, in London". The Prince of Wales, on a visit to Poundbury, Dorchester, said he is "obviously thrilled". The confirmation of the announcement explained that Queen Elizabeth II was happy for the couple.

The venue has not yet been announced. On the issue of whether the wedding would be marked in the United Kingdom by an extra bank holiday, a Downing Street spokesperson stated on the day after the announcement that "Those sorts of discussions are yet to be had". An extra bank holiday was held for the wedding of Charles and Diana on 29 July 1981, and will also be held for the 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

After the wedding, Middleton will become Her Royal Highness Princess William of Wales, unless William is given a title in his own right.
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review by . April 22, 2011
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Counting down to the wedding of the decade!
Well, the European royal families haven't had a more looking forward to wedding of the decade since the last century when the parents of the bridegroom (ie. Prince Charles & Diana) was wedded. Yes, Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Haakon of Norway and Princess Victoria got their fair share of royal weddings in the last few years. Nonetheless, this is one wedding that those interested in the royal family will be interested to see (either in person visiting the UK or watching it on TV).    …
review by . April 29, 2011
Love Is In The Air!
A university romance, 16 years of dating and after the ups and downs of any relationship, they are finally tying the knot! It is a day of joy as the world looks on! And starting from 8 am local time, the broadcast begins! 3 hours to go before the actual event and I'm penning this down as it is progressing.      10000 media reporters, 1900 guests, 180 countries broadcasting and countless smitten spectators. A marathon broadcast covering the "legacy of Diana". When …
review by . April 30, 2011
A Pithy Look at the Royal Wedding
If the theatricality and utter ridiculousness of the hats and fascinators parading into Westminster Abbey didn’t force you to watch the royal wedding, surely the pomp, circumstance and theatricality of the whole event did. Still didn’t bite? Fine, then I shall be forced to regale you with all of the dirty details of the Royal Wedding.       Since I know very little about the social or royal elite of Britain I have no idea who most of the homely women in the floral …
Quick Tip by . April 29, 2011
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Absolutely fabulous and what a beautiful couple with a most exquisite wedding gown! Everything is perfect!
Quick Tip by . December 16, 2010
Kate Middleton is just so damn beautiful. Prince William is getting a stunner to hang on his arm, and I hope she can use her celebrity for good.
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