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British royal wedding details announced

Clarence House releases new details for the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in late-April, saying Prince Charles will host a party for the couple.

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NEW DETAILS ON THE HIGHEST-PROFILE wedding of 2011 have been released.

Clarence House confirmed today that Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton will begin at 11am on 29 April, and the couple will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

A statement released by Clarence House says that the couple has decided the route that Middleton will follow when driving through London to the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

The couple will then travel by carriage to Buckingham Palace, where the Queen will host a reception with “guests drawn from the congregation representing the couple’s official and private lives”.

Prince William’s father, Prince Charles, will then host a private dinner reception for the couple at the palace in celebration of the wedding.

The royal engagement was publicly announced on 16 November, though the couple had become engaged while on holiday in Kenya the month before. The pair have already indicated they intend to live without servants once married, though they will still have 24-hour bodyguard protection.

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    Britain's Prince William and his fiancée Kate Middleton arrive to view the Thursford Christmas Spectacular gala on 18 December, 2010, for their first official public outing. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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    Margaret Tyler drinking a cup of tea in a William and Kate mug as she celebrates the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the Princess Diana room of her home in Wembley, north London.
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    Prince William and Kate Middleton, during a photocall in St James's Palace, London to mark their engagement.
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    Kate Middleton, wearing her engagement ring which once belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales, on the day her engagement to Prince William was announced.
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    Within 24 hours of the engagement of Prince William last month, Bruce Zhou was selling replicas of the famous Diana engagement ring on Alibaba.com for a few dollars each. The rings are made in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province of China. (Photo by Zhu Lingfei/Chinafotopress)

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