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Royal Wedding 2011: A Complete Guide

First Posted: 03/20/2011 1:18 pm   Updated: 05/25/2011 6:35 pm

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THE BASICS

What's Happening?: The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will take place on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London, England. As a wedding involving senior members of the royal family, it is sure to generate significant national and international attention.

Royal Wedding Facts: There have been 14 royal weddings at Westminster Abbey since 1100, but there were none between 1382 and 1919. This year's royal wedding will be the first at Westminster Abbey since July 23, 1986, when Prince Andrew, second son of Queen Elizabeth II, married Miss Sarah Ferguson.

New Royal Titles: The Daily Telegraph reports that Prince William is expected to be offered a dukedom at his marriage, which would make his wife a duchess. It's believed his official title could become Duke of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex or Duke of Clarence.

Official Royal Wedding Website: The Royal Wedding website offers exclusive content, photos galleries, features and videos related to the event. It also displays official social media accounts related to the royal family. Find it here.

LATEST HEADLINES

April 25: Diana's Bridesmaid On Whom She'll Wear To The Royal Wedding

April 25: Guard BANNED From Wedding After Calling Kate A 'Posh B*tch'

April 23: Official Royal Wedding Guest List, Seating Plan Released

April 22: Kate Will Not 'Obey' William


April 21: Prince William & Kate Visit Diana's Grave

April 20: What Kate Bought On Her Pre-Wedding Shopping Spree

April 18: Princess Diana's Bridesmaid Talks 25-Foot-Long Train Disaster


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ON THE BLOG


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Yvonne Yorke: Exclusive: Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Designer Revealed

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Yvonne Yorke: Will These Two Outsmart The Press On Their Honeymoon?

Yvonne Yorke: How To Get To London In Style For The Royal Wedding

Yvonne Yorke: Bollywood Bash At Buckingham Palace!



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TIMELINE

Oct. 20, 2010: Prince William proposes to Kate Middleton

Nov. 16, 2010: The engagement is publicly announced

Dec. 18, 2010: First public appearance since engagement

Jan. 26, 2011: Queen Elizabeth sends out 'Save The Date' fax

Feb. 14, 2011: Royal Wedding Maid of Honor, bridesmaids, Best Man & page boys announced

Feb. 21, 2011: Royal Wedding invitations sent out

Feb. 24, 2011: Prince William, Kate make first "official" appearance

March 2, 2011: Official Royal Wedding website launches

April 29, 2011: Date of the wedding

KEY PEOPLE


Kate Middleton


Prince William


Prince Charles


Queen Elizabeth II


Pippa Middleton


Prince Harry

PHOTOS


Official Engagement Photos


Chelsy Davy, Pippa Middleton Hit Harry Potter Castle Wedding


Sketches Of Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Shoes


Kate Middleton Enters Skirt Suit Territory


Royal Wedding Dresses: The Bad & The Beautiful

VIDEOS


WATCH: William And Kate's First TV Interview


WATCH: Report On Prince William's Bachelor Party


WATCH: Diana's Wedding Dress Designer Dishes Secret


WATCH: A Tour Of Kate Middleton's Hometown


WATCH: Expect 'Nightmare' When Kate Reveals Wedding Dress

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OVERVIEWS
Official Royal Wedding website
Unofficial Royal Wedding Website
Royal Wedding on AOL
The Telegraph's Royal Wedding page
The Guardian's Royal Wedding page
BBC's Special Report: The Royal Wedding

BEST AROUND THE WEB


ANALYSIS
Entertainment Weekly: Biographer On The Royal Wedding
People: Kate Middleton's Surprise Wedding Guests
People: On The Royal Wedding Dessert Menu...
People: Who Will Be Kate's Lady-In-Waiting?

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