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Wills and Kate receive gift from PM

2011-04-28 18:34
London - British Prime Minster David Cameron has bought Prince William and Kate Middleton a book on Wales as a wedding present.

The politician - who will be attending the couple's nuptials at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday - says he wanted to get a gift that meant something to the couple so he chose a book on Anglesey, the island where the newlyweds will live while William works as an RAF search and rescue pilot.

He told CBS News: "William is currently serving in Anglesey, which is a small island off the coast of Wales where he does search and rescue, flies a helicopter. I've got him a present to do with Anglesey.

"It's a lovely book and beautiful photographs and things like that. So that's what I'm giving."


While the prime minister has bought a gift, William and Kate have asked their guests to make donations to charity instead of giving them extravagant presents because they are conscious of Britain's current economic troubles.

A source explained: "William and Kate are acutely aware that in these difficult times being seen to take a luxury honeymoon would not look good and send out entirely the wrong signal.

"Neither has lavish tastes and a domestic location is ideal to ensure they are secure." 

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