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Prince William’s Wedding Location Announced

It is a London landmark forever linked to the lives of members of the British monarchy, and on April 29, 2011 Prince William will add another chapter in the history of Westminster Abbey when he takes Kate Middleton to be his bride.

Although the abbey holds a memory of a painful time in the past for the prince due to the death of his mother Princess Diana, whose funeral was held at the thousand-year-old site, Westminster Abbey will now offers the birth of a bright future for the second in line to the throne, who will not only marry the woman he loves at its altar, but will also one day be crowned king within its confines.

When Prince William walks his bride up the aisle, the royal romantic will be following in the footsteps of both his paternal and maternal grandparents. In November 20, 1947 Parry’s bridal hymn escorted then Princess Elizabeth to the altar of the Gothic style house of worship, while on June 1, 1954 John Spencer, Viscount Althorp and Frances Roche were pronounced husband and wife at the abbey.

Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton (L) pose for a photograph in St. James's Palace, central London November 16, 2010. Britain's Prince William is to marry his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year, after an on-off courtship lasting nearly a decade, bringing months of speculation about his intentions to an end.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett  (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: A general view of Westminster Abbey on November 19, 2010 in London, England. It is rumoured that Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry there next year. Clarence House announced that the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton on November 16, 2010. The couple will get married in either the Spring or Summer of next year and continue to live in North Wales while Prince William works as an air sea rescue pilot for the RAF. The couple became engaged during a recent holiday in Kenya having been together for eight years. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The future Queen of England and Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey on their wedding day:

20th November 1947:  Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in the aisle of Westminster Abbey, London, on their wedding day, followed by their bridesmaids and pages. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4438 - Royal Wedding - pub. 1947  (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

An arch of swords honored John Spencer, Vicount Althorp and Frances Roche– the parents of Diana, Princess of Wales– as they exited the abbey after their 1954 wedding.

The wedding of Viscount Althorp and the Hon Frances Roche at Westminster Abbey, 1st June 1954. The bride and groom, parents of Diana Princess of Wales, are leaving the abbey through a Guard of Honour of Scots Greys. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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