Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their plans to wed last week, and today monarchy officials released news on the ceremony's date — William and Kate will become man and wife in just five months on Friday, April 29, 2011, at London's Westminster Abbey. The day will be a national holiday, meaning Britons can look forward to a four-day weekend combined with their annual May Day break on Monday, May 2.
Kate was spotted at Westminster Abbey last Wednesday with her parents, leading many to believe she and William would choose that location. Her visit to the famed church came just after she and William showed off her 18-carat ring. The couple have come a long way since meeting nearly a decade ago, and you're excited to follow the engagement as details emerge.