Theunis Bates - AOL News
LONDON (Nov. 23) -- Prince William will marry Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29, at London's Westminster Abbey, the British royal family announced today.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the prince's private secretary, told reporters at St. James' Palace that the lovebirds were on "cloud nine" and "completely over the moon -- I've never seen two happier people, which is fabulous." And William and Kate couldn't have selected a more appropriate date for the ceremony, Lowther-Pinkerton noted, as April 29 is the Feast of St. Catherine.
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Martin Steinberg - AOL News
(Nov. 23) -- Wills and Kate's wedding isn't the only big event to take place on April 29. Some other historical events on that date, courtesy of Wikipedia, Infoplease.com and The Associated Press:
711: Moorish troops land at Gibraltar to begin Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula.
1429: Joan of Arc arrives to relieve siege of Orleans.
1624: Richelieu becomes prime minister of Louis XII of France.
1672: Louis XIV invades the Netherlands.
1798: Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" rehearsed in Vienna before invited audience.
1818: Future Tsar Alexander II is born.
Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
LONDON -- As news of Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton spreads like wildfire around the globe, reactions seem to fall into one of two camps. On the one hand, there are the people like British Prime Minister David Cameron, the entire British press corps and -- well, come to think of it, just about everybody else on the planet -- who are over the moon with elation.
And then there are the few, the proud . . . the only ones who really wish the whole thing would just go away. In case you haven't guessed, I'm in the second camp. I went so far as to launch a new hashtag on Twitter last ...