Palace: Kate Middleton Confirmed at Church of England

Celebrity Body Apr. 13, 2011 AT 10:27AM
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With just over two weeks to go before she says "I do," Kate Middleton has checked off another item on her pre-wedding to-do list: Prince William's bride was belatedly confirmed in the Church of England.

As first reported in UK paper the Daily Express, a St. James Palace spokesman tells UsMagazine.com: "Catherine Middleton was confirmed by the Bishop of London at a private service on March 10 at St. James's Palace attended by her family."

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Daily Express reports that Middleton's confirmation was attended by her parents Michael and Carole, her siblings James and Pippa, plus Pippa's beau, Alex Loudon.

Explains the Palace rep to Us: "Catherine, who was already baptized, decided to be confirmed as part of her marriage preparations."

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Middleton's confirmation means she is now a "full member" of the Church of England, over which her future husband will one day preside as King of England and the Church's Supreme Governor.

"This is a matter of personal choice," an insider told Daily Express. "It’s something she’s been thinking about. It was a decision she came to after spending time with the Bishop of London, preparing for the wedding.”

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Bishop of London Rev. Richard Chartres will also give the address at Middleton and William's April 29 wedding at Westminster Abbey; a favorite of Prince Charles, Chartres has been providing pre-marriage advice to Prince William, 28, and Middleton, 29.

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