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** Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton **

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Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton
WavingThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge waving to the crowd at The Mall
shortly after the wedding.
Date 29 April 2011 (29 April 2011)
Venue Westminster Abbey
Location London, England

The *wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton*
took place on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London, England. The
groom, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is the eldest son of Charles,
Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales, and second, after his father,
in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The bride, Catherine "Kate" Middleton is the eldest of three children of
Michael and Carole Middleton of Bucklebury Manor at Pease Hill, Berkshire.
The Dean of Westminster, John Hall, presided at the service; the Archbishop
of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, conducted the marriage; Richard Chartres,
the Bishop of London, preached the sermon; and a reading was given by the
bride's brother, James. William's best man was his brother, Prince Harry,
while the bride's sister, Pippa, was maid of honour. The ceremony was
attended by the bride's and groom's families, as well as many foreign
royals, diplomats, and the couple's chosen personal guests. After the
ceremony, the couple made the traditional appearance on the balcony of
Buckingham Palace. As Prince William was not the heir apparent to the
throne, the wedding was not a full state occasion and many details were
left to the couple to decide, such as much of the guest list of about

Prince William and Kate Middleton met in 2001. Their engagement on 20
October 2010 was announced on 16 November


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