Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on Friday April 29th at Westminster Abbey in London, Clarence House has confirmed.
William proposed to Kate while on a romantic break in Kenya during October, with the engagement confirmed by royal officials last week.
The groom proposed to his bride with his mother Diana’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring. Despite the connotations some have argued the ring carries, William said he was keen for his mother to be involved in the ceremony.
Westminster Abbey has hosted the weddings of the Queen and Queen Mother and was the venue for Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.
The couple are believed to have selected the venue for its relative intimacy, despite it size, with guests from around the world expected to attend.
Westminster Abbey will host the ceremony
The Windsors and the Middletons will pay for the bulk of the wedding but the UK taxpayer will foot the bill for security.
However, Clarence House has repeatedly stated the couple are aware of the relatively straightened times faced by many in the country.
One Big Holiday
In response to the announcement prime minister David Cameron said it would be “a happy and momentous occasion” and would be marked by a public holiday.
Speculation is also rife over where the married couple may spend their honeymoon.
Also in Europe today, World Mobi launched its new city guide to London.
World Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the World Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
London.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
World.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.