(LONDON) -- It's finally time for millions of Britons, celebrities, and foreign leaders to save the date. After a flurry of speculation, the royal family said Tuesday that recently engaged Prince William and Kate Middleton have set a date for their wedding.
The royal couple will be wed at Westminster Abbey Friday, April 29, 2011, according to a statement by the royal house of Prince Charles, William's father.
As one of the most anticipated events of 2011, the date will be declared a national holiday and, in addition to the thousands of guests expected to attend the wedding, millions more will be watching on television and online.
The wedding could be an emotional return to Westminster for Prince William. It was the same place he said his final goodbyes to his mother, the late Princess Diana, at her funeral in 1997.
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