Prince William, Kate to Ride in Carriage Post-Wedding, Just Like Diana

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Less than four months until Prince William and Kate Middleton's April 29 wedding — and royal planning continues apace!

On Wednesday, the Palace released brand-new details on the couple's hugely anticipated nuptials.

According to a press release, Middleton, 28, will travel to Westminster Abbey via car in a procession that will include London's Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square.

The service itself will begin at 11 a.m. with three different clergymen taking part in the ceremony: the Dean of Westminster will conduct the service, the Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the vows, and the Bishop of London will give the address.

After the wedding, William, 28, and his bride will return to Buckingham Palace via horse-drawn carriage on a Processional Route. Similarly, back in July 1981, Prince William's parents Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana departed St. Paul's Cathedral after tying the knot in a regal carriage pulled by two horses, bound for Buckingham Palace. (Unlike Middleton, however, bride-to-be Diana, then 20, also arrived at the church in a glass, horse-drawn coach rather than a car.)

Back at the Palace, Queen Elizabeth will host a reception for the newly-married couple and "guests drawn from the congregation representing the couple's official and private lives."

After that, Prince Charles will give a private evening dinner — plus dancing! — at Buckingham Palace for his son, daughter-in-law and close family and friends.

More details will be released at a later date, the Palace noted.

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