Who Is Really Planning Prince William And Kate Middleton's Wedding


Nov. 26 2010, Published 1:40 p.m. ET

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When it comes to a royal wedding, there is a lot more that goes into planning besides flower arrangements and whether to have an open bar. gives a rundown on who will really plan this century’s most talked-about nuptials between Kate Middleton and Prince William.

One thing that has marked William and Kate is their modern approach to things and the palace’s allowance of their freedom to tailor their experiences to fit their needs. While security and protocol will be paramount, releases from the palace make it clear that the wedding will largely be based on the desires of Kate and William as much as those of the royal family and the public.

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Though Kate was accompanied by senior aides on her recent trip to Westminster, a spokeswoman at the prince’s office made it clear that the couple would consult with their families on the final decision regarding the wedding’s location.

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The week of the engagement announcement, Kate headed to her parents’ home in Berkshire to discuss the wedding with her mom Carole and her dad Michael. During the visit, a van from Ambassador Catering (a company specializing in big occasions) was seen on the property.

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Despite the couple’s looser-than-usual leash, the palace will continue to lend a steady hand of guidance. A spokesman for St James's Palace said William and Kate had given "clear direction” for dates and venues. "Our job is to consult with the relevant parties - the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and the Middletons - and report back," he said.


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