A Brief History of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Royal Family, U.K.
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Happy Coincidence
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attended the ninth Inauguration of the General Synod at Westminster Abbey on November 23, 2010. This turned out to be the same day in which Prince William and Kate Middleton announced that their wedding would take place there. The couple chose the Abbey for its "staggering beauty," 1,000-year royal history and its feeling of intimacy despite its size.

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