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Prince William, Kate Middleton Pay First Joint Visit to Wedding Chapel

Celebrity Style Mar. 8, 2011 AT 9:58AM
Prince William, Kate Middleton Pay First Joint Visit to Wedding Chapel Credit: Niall Carson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Goin' to the chapel...

On Monday evening in London, Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton visited Westminster Abbey -- site of their April 29 wedding -- for the first time together, UsMagazine.com can confirm.

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But the couple didn't stand at the altar: They sat in the pew with William's father, Prince Charles, and watched a full orchestra and a 14-boy choir rehearse potential musical selections for the big day.

On the trio's agenda for the private concert: To start finalizing song choices and map out the musical sequence for their nuptials.

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A royal source explained to Britain's Express newspaper that the royal bride and groom have been tasked with cutting songs from the service. "That was part of the process...the orchestra also had a few pieces that they had wanted the bride and groom to hear."

Why did Prince Charles come along? "He has always taken a close interest in classical and church music," the source told Express. "They have sought his advice and involved him in the decisions."

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After about 75 minutes, William, 28, Middleton, 29, and Charles, 62 zoomed away in the elder prince's blue Jaguar.

For more on the Royal Wedding, including rare photos, interviews with family and friends, details on Kate's new life as a princess and a tour of their lavish homes, order a copy of Us Weekly's Will & Kate: The Royal Wedding now.

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