Prince William and Kate Middleton say they are "deeply touched" by the messages of affection they have received during the lead up to tomorrow's Royal Wedding, reports Reuters. Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry at London's historic Westminster Abbey in a ceremony expected to be watched by two billion people around the world.
In a statement printed on an official souvenir programme for the event, the couple said, "We are both so delighted that you are able to join us in celebrating what we hope will be one of the happiest days of our lives. The affection shown to us by so many people during our engagement has been incredibly moving, and has touched us both deeply". The message of thanks came after final details for the wedding service were released, confirming that the ceremony will combine "ancient traditions of the monarchy" with "a sense of modernity". Preparations for the wedding are well under way across central London, with Union Jack flags fluttering from buildings and shops. It has been reported that some 5,500 official streets parties will be held across the UK.
Earlier this morning (28th April 2011), Kate Middleton attended the final wedding rehearsal at Westminster Abbey with William's younger brother Prince Harry, who is acting as best man. Some of Middleton's family also attended the preparations, as did the bridesmaids and page boys.