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Thursday, April 28, 2011

'With so much love within our hearts'


Did Kate let slip her Royal Wedding vows as she heads for final rehearsal with William?

Departing from tradition? A sheet of paper visible in the back seat of the car as Kate Middleton drives away opens the possibility the couple have written their own vows

The words are spotted written on paper in back seat of Kate's car

Kate and William meet Dean of Westminster Abbey for final run-through

William to spend eve of wedding with his family for private dinner

Part of Whitehall near abbey is cleared after bomb scare

Especially for you: Kate's marriage vows appear to be revealed on the back seat of her car as she drives to London

We know that Kate Middleton won't promise to 'obey' at Westminster Abbey, but it seems the couple may have written their own vows for the royal wedding.

When Kate was photographed leaving her family home in Bucklebury yesterday there was a sheaf of paper visible in the back seat of the car that included a passage from an unrecognised work.

While many of the words were obscured, it read in part: 'With so much love within our hearts.'

While the passage could be from a separate reading, it opens the possibility that they have followed the example of many young couples and written their own vows for their special day.

Kicking up dust: Members of the Household Cavalry cross Horseguards as they take part in the dress rehearsal

What's in the bag? Kate Middleton carries a dress bag into the rehearsal at Clarence house, stopping for a last-minute chat before heading inside

Final preparations: Kate Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey this evening for the last rehearsal involving the Royal couple before Friday's wedding

Kate and Prince William were back together last night to hold last-minute rehearsals as the final countdown to Friday's Royal Wedding got under way.

Miss Middleton drove from the family home in to Clarence House, where the couple were said to have met the Dean of Westminster Abbey for a run-through of the wedding service.

Contrary to some reports, William and Kate were expected to spend last night together there before Kate moves into the nearby Goring Hotel in Belgravia today.

The couple have lived together at a rented farmhouse on in the island of Anglesey for the last year and friends said they saw no reason to be apart for any longer than necessary.

All smiles: Prince William beams happily as he arrives at the Abbey tonight. He was joined by his best man Prince Harry and senior clergy

Nervous? Kate Middleton leaves her family home with a protection officer

In line with tradition, however, Kate will spend her last night as an unmarried woman apart from the groom. Although she was offered the pick of palace apartments in which to stay, family-orientated Kate has opted to stay in the five-star Goring Hotel with her parents, Michael and Carole, sister Pippa and brother James.

A smiling Pippa, 27, and Carole, 56, left the family home shortly after Kate yesterday in a car filled with suit bags and headed straight for the hotel.

At lunchtime Kate’s father also arrived at the Goring in a Ford Transit van carrying the bridal party’s outfits.

Two days to go ... Kate's sister Pippa and mother Carole drive away from their family home in Bucklebury

A number of suit bags and boxes – some marked with Pippa’s name – were carried inside. One 8ft garment carrier was rumoured to be carrying Kate’s dress. More than 1,800 flowers have been delivered to the hotel, including pink and white hydrangeas and brilliantly-coloured geraniums.

Kate was later seen lugging boxes from the boot of her car and carrying them into Clarence House – a far cry from the treatment she will no doubt receive as Princess William of Wales.

She also excitedly hugged several members of staff as she chatted about her plans for the big day.

Prince William will spend the eve of his wedding having a private dinner at Clarence House with the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.

The couple then swept into Westminster Abbey for a final wedding rehearsal accompanied by best man Prince Harry, maid of honour Pippa Middleton and Kate's parents Michael and Carole.

Kate apparently 'squealed' with delight when she saw how the medieval building had been transformed.

Father of the bride: Kate's dad Michael Middleton leaves The Goring Hotel in London with a little help from what appear to be bodyguards

The roads around the abbey were already filled with well-wishers and camera crews.

Waiting at the abbey were the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, who is marrying the couple, the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, who will give the address, and the Dean of Westminster, Dr John Hall, who is conducting the service.

Kate, 29, practised walking up the aisle with her father, who then handed her over to the groom before the couple went through their vows.

Showing no sign of nerves, the 29-year-old bride-to-be, dressed in a demure cream suit, set off from Berkshire at 8.45am -- the last time she will leave home as a single woman -- with only her police protection officer for company.

Prince Harry arrives at Clarence House in the back of a Range Rover with two protection officers

Taking no chances: The bomb squad search The Goring Hotel in preparation for the Middleton family's arrival

Taking stock: Vans laden with fine food arrive outside The Goring Hotel for Kate Middleton and her family

Radiant: The Queen arrives at St John's College Cambridge for a lunch and reception to mark its 500th Anniversary, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh

In addition, radical group Muslims against Crusades staged a protest against Prince William.

They held up 'wanted' posters proclaiming the second-in-line to the throne as a 'modern day Nazi'.

However, the extremists who had threatened disruption at the Royal Wedding said today they have agreed to stay away amid fears they could be targeted by attacks.

Tornado GR4 aircraft take off from RAF Coningsby station in Lincolnshire for a fly-past rehearsal ahead of the big day

Military planes rehearse their fly-past for the Royal wedding

Lancaster crew cram into a gun turret before the wedding flypast rehearsal; and right, a workman cleans the fountains in the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace

Muslims Against Crusades announced they have abandoned protest plans as they were heckled by passers-by in an impromptu press conference outside Parliament.

Campaign spokesman Abu Abbas, 22, called on all Muslims to stay away on the big day.

'We believe the main issue is security for our people,' he said.

People walk through a security gate barrier on the pavement near Westminster Abbey in readiness for the Royal Wedding

Scare: A bomb scare near to the Abbey in Whitehall

A worker cleans the Cenotaph along Whitehall during the run-up to the Royal Wedding; and right, television news crews report from a temporary stand in front of Buckingham Palace

RAF Practices Flypast For Royal Wedding 2011

Raw Video: Rehearsal for William & Kate

source: dailymail


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