Royal wedding at end of April

Westminster Abbey will be holding yet another royal wedding on April 29. This time it will be for the second in line for the English throne, Prince William to Catherine Middleton.

With more than 1,900 invitations sent out across the world, there is no doubt that this will be a wedding to remember.

The couple has been dating since late 2003 with just one break up. They became engaged in Kenya in October  2010.

Middleton’s engagement ring is that of William’s late mother, Princess Diana of Wales. The ring is a beautiful sapphire with 14 diamonds surrounding it.

Prince William with his bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton. (Courtesy Photo)

Prince William with his bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton. (Courtesy Photo)

At the time of the engagement to Diana and Prince Charles, it was worth £30,000, which converted into American dollars would roughly be $49,000.

The wedding will be at 11 a.m. in England and 5 a.m. in America. The archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will wed the two. There has been no word of what Kate’s dress will look like, but Prince William will be dressed in his military regalia.

According to some sources, this is going to be the most expensive wedding ever, costing the British taxpayers $20 million.

The British Armed Forces will play many roles in the wedding ceremony as well, from Queen Elizabeth’s royal guards to the armed forces bands and musicians to a royal fly-over at Buckingham Palace.

After the ceremony, the couple will be whisked away in a 1902 State Landau to Buckingham Palace for the reception.

The procession route will take the couple past many famous London landmarks, eventually arriving at the British palace.

Once at Buckingham Palace, Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II will host the reception for the newlyweds.

Author: Stacy Fannin

Stacy Fannin is a junior mass communication/journalism major and is the sports editor for the newspaper. She is from Cedar Park, Texas, where she lives with her mom, little sister and adorable cat, Dusty. Stacy enjoys being with family and friends. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, Dr. Pepper, the Green Bay Packers, Texas and England. Stacy enjoys eating junk food, being around family and friends (and her cat), and talking on her phone named Jeffrey. She is a huge fan of Dr. Pepper, chocolate and of course, the Green Bay Packers!

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