The United Kingdom royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton will happen on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey, the royal family said. Watch the couple's first post-engagement interview.
The date is the first Friday after Easter. "The royal family will pay for the wedding, following the precedence set by the marriages of the prince and princess of Wales in 1981 and Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in 1947," Prince Charles' spokeswoman said in a statement.
The thousand-year-old Westminster Abbey has been the favorite of royal fans, the media, and bookies ever since the couple announced their engagement a week ago.
Middleton was photographed leaving the Abbey last week with her parents, and British newspapers reported they had a private after-hours tour.