Saturday, 4 December 2010

Archbishop Officiates

The Sunday Telegraph confirms that the Most Reverend Dr Rowan Williams, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, will officiate at the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales KG and Miss Catherine Middleton on the 29th April, 2011, at Westminster Abbey.

There had been mounting speculation that His Grace would be overlooked for the role in favour of the Right Reverend Richard Chartres KCVO, Lord Bishop of London.

It would have represented a major snub to the Archbishop as it would have been the first time the Church of England's most senior cleric had not presided over the wedding of a future monarch.

Instead, the Bishop of London will deliver the sermon after it was decided to share responsibilities between the two prelates by giving them both prominent roles.

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