The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is less than one day away. The happy couple will wed in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, England on Friday, April 29, 2011.
The Royal Family has just released the official wedding program, which includes a brand new black and white portrait of William and Kate, shot by renowned photographer Mario Testino.
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The “Official Programme” also includes a special message from William and Kate. It will be on sale for £2 per copy at locations such as Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James Park, and at Trafalgar Square.
All profits from the sale will benefit The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
“We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives,” the couple says in the Royal Wedding program. “The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone most sincerely for their kindness.”
Catherine will walk down the aisle to the choral anthem “I Was Glad” by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, composed for the coronation of William’s great-great-great grandfather Edward VII at Westminster Abbey in 1902.
It has also been revealed that, as was the case with Princess Diana, Kate Middleton will not be including the word “obey” in her wedding vows, but she will vow to “love, comfort, honor and keep” Prince William, who will simply say “With this ring I thee wed” as he slips a wedding ring on his lovely bride’s finger.
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