William to stay with Charles before wedding

2011-04-21 18:45
London - Britain's Prince William will spend the night before his wedding in the company of his father Prince Charles.

Charles has reportedly cut short his Easter break at Birkhall in Scotland and decided not to attend a dinner Queen Elizabeth is hosting so he can offer his eldest son support before he weds Kate Middleton on April 29.

Prince Harry will also join his brother at their father's official London home St James' Palace in the days running up to the historical event, which will take place in Westminster Abbey.

A senior royal source told The Sun: "They're very close. It's possible they'll spend time alone with their father on the eve of the wedding.

"Prince Charles is a loving father who's a lot closer to his sons than people often realise. He's made it clear his priority in the hours before the wedding is his son."

Social networking

Although William will still be on duty with his helicopter search and rescue unit in the week running up to the big day, it is understood his shift pattern will allow for him to attend final rehearsals and preparations.

Meanwhile, Kate will spend her final night as an unmarried woman with her family at London's Goring Hotel.

When the couple finally come together to say their vows they will be watched by people all over the world as the wedding will be broadcast live on the internet via video website YouTube.

St James's Palace will also use social networking websites twitter, Facebook and flickr to give the public constant updates and a chance to provide feedback.

A spokesperson said: "We wanted people to be able to interact with the royal wedding as they watch it."

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